Happy to report this absolute bonkers pinnacle of '90s action filmmaking still completely holds up.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
None of the Pirates of the Caribbean films is perfect. They suffer from awkward plotting, occasional bloatedness, a dollop of misogyny and racism, and, of course, an excess (that is to say, any at all) of Johnny Depp.
But they're a hell of a lot of fun, and it's so frustrating that Hollywood took the wrong lesson from their success. These films are not popular because of Depp. They are popular in spite of him. Even before I knew he…