czechjulie’s review published on Letterboxd:
I don't think I've seen ever this movies in full - the only one in the franchise I watched is the 2011 movie. I of course saw bits and pieces and I know who Jack Sparrow is but for some reason this isn't a franchise I was hooked on which is so weird to me because it's exactly what I would have liked as a kid. I mean, I like it now as well but it would be different to look at it through child's eyes.
Anyway, this is a very nice mix of fantasy and action and also a little bit horror. And in this case there's not just one or two scenes with these horror creatures, there's a lot of it in this movie and I love that. And the effects hold up great, it's not hyper-realistic or anything but I don't mind it, it's a fantasy movie or a fairytale anyway. And I have to mention the choreography, it's great, it makes the action scenes so much fun and I'm not usually the one to love action scenes. And the cast is great as well, especially Johnny Depp who is Jack Sparrow and who is the main source of entertainment in this franchise. That being said, the humour in it actually nicely surprised me, I mean I don't care for it that much and I don't find it particularly funny but it is definitely fun and I don't mind it. This is such a fun movie to me, there are some scenes that feel a bit longer than they could have but I love it anyway. And the famous soundtrack adds to it a lot as well. I'm excited to watch the other movies in the franchise as well.