TajLV’s review published on Letterboxd:
Johnny Depp, of course. And the special effects. Seeing the Cracken destroy ships on the big screen was well worth the price of admission. Great sound. Incredible costumery. Almost everyone I talked to who had seen it said the same two things: too long and not as good as the original. I’d agree that it dragged a bit in places, but there was plenty going on to hold my attention. And it continued the themes/storylines established in the original, setting the stage for Part III. All in all, it was as good a sequel as it could have been, and well worth watching.