Okay so we have all come to love the roguish charm, the whit and flare of Captain Jack Sparrow, but this edition, produced and directed by a different crew this time around, while whimsical and entertaining lacked something of the Sparrow sparkle that so enchanted us in the first movie.
The plot was so so and it did not have its flat moments like the others have. The premise is essentially Black Beard [Ian McShane] wants to get to the fountain of eternal youth, the King of England wants to as well and send his envoy Captain Barbossa, who has attempted to go legit [Jeffrey Rush], what is not clear is the Spanish want to find it too in order to destroy it.
The conundrum at the end as to which hand had the eternal youth cup and which had the taking a life cup was predictable and could have been played up so much better. It lacks the amusement so often brought by the duo Pintel and Ragetti, the hapless duo who always end up on the wrong end of a plan.
While it is entertaining it is not one that would be repeated on my dvd rental list and not one to purchase on dvd for repeated viewing.