I don't know what it is.
Maybe I wasn't born with the Pirate Gene...but for whatever reason, pirates have never fired my imagination as they obviously do for others.
But hey, I tried.
I really did try to enjoy the first two Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but I just wasn't feeling it. Other factors probably contributed to my dislike of the movies, such as their meandering plots, frenetic pacing and Johnny Depp's relentless scenery chewing, but at the end of the day, I guess the pirate backdrop isn't enough to keep me awake (yes, I did drift off during Pirates 2).
However, despite my aversion to All Things Pirate, I'm always willing to make an exception. I mean, why subject myself to a mascaraed, drunken fop like Captain Jack Sparrow when I can get the Thing as Captain Blackbeard?
Fantastic Four #5 (1962)