THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL: I saw this one, the first one, because I don’t think I had anything better to do, and I was in the mood for a big-budget studio train wreck. I was happily surprised when I was amused both by Depp’s hilarious character and the rather engaging and imaginative action sequences. Low expectations go a long way!
DEAD MAN’S CHEST: I saw this one because I liked the first one which used to be the reason people went to see sequels but judging by the fact that I don’t know anyone who liked Transformers and the even worse sequel was still a gigantic hit, I don’t think that’s the case anymore. I remember that Johnny Depp in this one kind of lost his charm…not in his performance, but he was no longer written as a pirate with a heart of gold, but just a dick pirate. Which is probably more historically accurate, but not as much fun. Also, I think some squid-man released a Kraken, which was all right.
AT WORLD’S END: I remember there was a whole lot more of Johnny Depp being silly, and often he played against the best actor from the first movie which was himself, but somehow that didn’t help. I think there was maybe a giant unplugged drain at the end that sucked in some cartoon ships or something. Also, long.
ON STRANGER TIDES: Mermaids, maybe? I don’t really remember this one which is odd. Because I saw it yesterday. And I wasn’t high.