This movie lived up to the high standards set by the first one, however, it is a bit on the long side. I found myself squirming in my seat the last 20-30 minutes. Perhaps my attitude was different since I knew going into it that the next installment has already been filmed and I wasn’t expecting the story to be resolved. But I will say that the ending is not as abrupt as, say, Back to the Future II.
Johnny Depp is once again great as Captain Jack Sparrow, although since his character is well-known now, his quirkiness is perhaps not as endearing as it was in the first film. The story is satisfying, if a bit hard to follow, due to the *outrageous* accents of some of the key characters, and the CG is not too overpowering. If you were a fan of the first, you’ll most likely enjoy this one too.