June 15, 2011
Could have been worse, in the sense that it's not as awful as Pirates 3, but not really good enough to tempt you away from all the much more fun things you could be doing, i.e. nowhere near as good as Pirates 1 and 2. Definitely evidence of barrel-scraping by the writers and certain proof that throwing money at something doesn't make it good. They should be forced to watch the new X-Men movie as many times as is necessary to see how it should be done. Can only imagine that Johnny Depp is putting his kids through college or similar; not even sloe-eyed Penelope Cruz can rescue this from the Don't Bother category.