Definitely one for fans of the original. Stylish, interesting, but long and with pacing much like the original (which doesn't suit everyone).
Thoughtful, but not ground breaking.
An average addition to a franchise that lost its way some time ago.
Jack has become a caricature of a caricature, it's as if Depp is pretending to be Depp playing Sparrow.
Insufficient Sparrowness, insufficient pirating, amazing effects, and the end is the best bit.
It's hard to be totally objective about this review, because while this is the first time I've watched the whole film, I've seen bits and pieces before. Some movies can survive that process unscathed, but something like Se7en (come on, it doesn't even look like a v!) really relies on you knowing nothing going in.
However, being as objective as I can, and speaking to the other person here who watched it for the first time - this is a…
How do you possibly review this movie? How do you even *make* this movie, with decades of expectation heaped upon it, the added pressure of the success of the Lord of the Rings, the notoriously fickle 'fans', and the shared experience of the original book?
I trusted Jackson to get this right - and here's my one line review.
This is a self indulgent chocolate fudge Sunday of a movie that you will feel some level of guilt over but…