I will not watch Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The reason is that I haven’t seen Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End yet. And I’m not planning on ever watching that either, because I found the first two films in the franchise to be surprisingly lifeless. I know the first one is certainly held in high regard by most, but I really didn’t care for it. Johnny Depp’s turn as Jack Sparrow was fun and charming for sure, but it certainly wasn’t enough to carry the rest of the film. The swashbuckling action never clicked with me, the film felt way longer than it should have been, and Orlando Bloom is the ultimate wet blanket, dragging everything down whenever he appears on screen.
I was really surprised to find myself not enjoying The Curse of the Black Pearl since there seemed to be so much love for it going around, so I figured I owed the franchise another chance. Hence why I watched Dead Man’s Chest too. Surprise, it was even worse. So no. I’m done with the franchise. Sorry, Mr. Depp. Please go back to making good movies again.