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Muuuch more fun than the last two, somehow managing to recapture the fun of the original. Possibly the absence of Will and Elizabeth has something to do with that.

I definitely like Penelope Cruz better than I thought I would, and she makes a good foil for Jack.

Lots of one-liners and double entendres. The whole thing felt a little more, well, adult than the last. The story seemed a little better under control, and I don't think there was too much confusing conflict with plot.

The "B" and "C" plots, BTW, weren't bad, and you can see where they've left themselves a few jumping off points. On that note, be sure to stay after the credits.

Ian MacShane was awesome as Blackbeard, if a touch more shallow than I know he's capable of playing. I wanna see that man do more!

And while Jack is leapfrogging between carriages, keep your eyes open for one of the dames of British theatre. DH argued with me till the end -- but her name is in the credits. =)

Overall, I recommend it -- a great fun, fluffy popcorn flick for the beginning of summer.

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