The storyline of this film feels like butter spread to thin. There wasn't enough storyline or original writing to maintain the premise...how shall we fill the glaring gaps? With loads of special effects, and sweeping scenes showing off the make-up artistry.
Obviously Johnny Depp was great and the pirate thing is a riot, but both of these can be seen in the first film. Kiera Knightly took centre stage in this film..*SIGH*...utterly unconvincing as a Pirate Queen. Knightly was out acted even by the planks of wood lining 'The Pearl'.
I won't be popular with this opinion...but someone's got to play Devil's Advocate.