I didn’t get around to reviewing this before I headed off to Millstreet last week for the European Juggling Convention. I guess you’ve all since seen it so I don’t expect a review would be particularly enlightening at this point. Anyway I expect that approximately everyone was planning to see this film and nothing I can say is going to change that.
The simple fact is that the two coolest elements any movie can contain right now are Johnny Depp and pirates. Captain Jack Sparrow is the icon of this decade and anyone who regards this particular cultural bandwagon as optional is sadly removing themselves from society for the foreseeable future (i.e., until the next in the series manages against all the odds to be a disappointment, at which point those people will gloat at length while everyone else moves silently onwards and tries to forget the whole thing).