Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie contains a LOT of peril and action-violence. Characters are shot at, chased, dragged, trampled, rolled down hills, and nearly roasted over an open fire. In one disturbing scene, Will is tied to a mast and flogged by Bootstrap Bill. Also, the grotesque pirates and CGI sea creatures are menacing and downright scary. And there's lots and lots of rum (yes, we're talking about pirates, but the audience won't be able to buy the stuff for a decade...) But depending on the maturity of your kids, this movie is okay for kids 12 and up.
Innuendoes and double meanings are rampant, notably involving a compass, swords, and fighting. Flirting between Jack and the voodoo priestess; some kissing and romantic scenes between Will and Elizabeth, and Elizabeth and Jack.
Characters are chased, stabbed, flogged, shot at, trampled, roasted, and rolled down hills. Scenes include swordfights, cannons, angry cannibals, and menacing sea monsters.
Mild, including one "oh bugger".
Will is noble and heroic, but Jack clearly lacks morals and ethics. He drinks, lies, womanizes, and seems willing to sacrifice his "friends" so he can go free.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Characters drink throughout the movie, and Jack refers to alcohol in a positive way ("If this were a dream, there'd be rum.")