Before this movie came out, I saw a lot of bad reviews. Actually, I don't think I saw a single good review. In each case, I'm not sure what they thought they were reviewing. The chief complaints were that it felt like a setup for a third movie, it focused too much on Captain Jack Sparrow, and it wasn't deep enough or artistic enough or something. Personally, I like the fact that there will be a third and enjoyed the fact that they went into much more depth. The Jack Sparrow character is what made the first one so good, so more is better. Finally, it's a pirate movie. Most people are looking for more pirates, more Jack Sparrow, and more action. This one has all three. I thoroughly enjoyed it. *
* I did sneak rum into the theater, so that may have affected my analysis of the movie, but isn't that what you are supposed to do at a pirate movie?
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