This was a strange ride. In the first couple of minutes I was not sure what I stumbled upon, it reminded me of home videos my drunken friends had made. I even thought someone slipped a gag gift into the DVD case. Then I started to pick up on what was going on here, and for that it was fine. It was done for camp. No one was taking anything seriously here. Everything was blown up for bombasity. There were some tremendous lines delivered in deadpan style, wacky costumes, and performers running around on a beach seemingly having a lark.
At times with the pirates on the screen I felt like I was at the local Renaissance Fair. This is not a bad thing. I enjoyed the pirates, I enjoyed the other ramdom entities haunting the Island, and I enjoyed seeing characters i did not like for one reason or another being done away with. A couple of grumbling points - the blood did not just look silly, it was annoyingly so. Like 1st grade play Ceasar just got stabbed quality. Some of the "special effects" - even though i think that were done for camp, were sketchy enough to miss the mark.
Bottom line, I enjoyed the movie. I laughed out loud a couple of times, which scores it points. And there were at least half a dozen cheesy lines that not only will I not forget, I will randomly blurt them out to either impress or annoy my friends. I mean, someone actually exclaims, ""Holy double-s**t! - a cannibalistic pirate, combined with an immortal demon? What a nightmare!"
So take this for what it is, good fun. Its not scary, its not particularly gory (unless you freak out at slasher comedy) and has some funny lines. And goofy folks dressed as Pirates seemingly having the time of their lives, and women running around in bikinis too. Good fun!