Kobus du Plessis’s review published on Letterboxd:
Haven't seen this in years and was curious to see if it holds up.
I was really pleased, this film is just good ol' fashion blockbuster fun, it's silly and doesn't take itself too seriously, but seriously enough to still have a relatively well structured plot and fun, engaging characters.
There are a few marvellous set pieces and the world is fairly well realised by the production team, even the effects hold up for the most part with a healthy mixture of early cgi and good old fashioned practical effects.
It's has a nice sense of fantasy to it and helps make the gaps in logic feel a bit more acceptable, it's self aware enough for it not to matter too much and at the end of the day, the point is to just have a fun time with some swashbuckling pirate adventures and so I did.
All in all this movie is still a really fun ride, it's the kind of adventure movies you don't see often anymore, it's executed completely compitently, even doing something interesting now and then and Hanz Zimmer's score is PERFECT.
Definitely a good time.