Pirate thoughts - part 3
It's a good question. There's a sense in which I suppose you are right--that I would enjoy it a lot more if I didn't think in those terms--but consider this:
During the first movie, we asked Elizabeth's question "who's side is Jack on?" and come away with the vague answer in Will's line to Norrington, "but he's a good man." ok.
So the second movie comes out, and not only do we have the original (absurd) equation ultimately "proven": jack = pirate = good man... we also end up wondering what happened to our original lines between "bad" pirates and "good" pirates. Back came the original “bad guy” as the saving grace for Jack and the next film (or so we are to think).
I guess piracy (i.e. crime) is simply "freedom," if we understand Jack's philosophy correctly.
I'm just having a hard time working through all these atrocious conclusions all of the sudden. There's many more that come to mind.