I borrowed this DVD from a relative. Thankfully I can give it back quickly. To be fair, the locations and action sequences are excellent, but the one thing that, for me, drags this movie down, is the performance of Mr. Depp. I know that some people say he is supposed to look drunk throughout the film but, if this is so, then his acting is even worse than i first thought. He is meant to be a magnificent Pirate Captain but, instead, comes across as a camp, pantomime performer. It is, in my opinion, a performance bordering on embarrassing and certainly not one to deserve an Oscar nomination. It's so hard to believe that Johnny Depp was directed to act this way.
To conclude, this is not a totally dreadful movie, the action and special effects are very good and there are some beautiful locations. Kids, in particular, will probably enjoy it and its not a complicated story but it's just so difficult to overlook what, for me, (cos I know he has a lot of fans), is an amazingly bad performance by Johnny Depp.
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