About Pirates it's more of the why do they need to do it. Like Calypso and gathering to fight when only three ships actually did anything. It promised something big and didn't deliver.
I did have a problem with the motivation in the film in on a couple of occasions, like when the guy from the EITC didn't give the order to fire and just repeated "It's just bad business" over and over. I was like "Dude fight back! What the hell?!"
As for the three ships. You try organizing a naval battle in the 1500's. I think you're probably going to see only a few ships ever attacking at once. Theres only so much room. Plus from a film perspective all those ships fighing at once would've been so chaotic, and theyre was already enough going on with sparrow and turner and swan and that other dude all doing their own thing at the same time.
The one thing that really didn't make sense to me was that Barbosa was one of the 9 pirate lords. But in the first movie he was second in command to Sparrow before the mutiny. You'd think he'd have taken sparrow's peice of eight then and thats how he'd've become a pirate lord. But, no, he was a pirate lord when he took the job as jack's second in command in the first place. That wasn't really a good move for jack, why would he trust another pirate lord to be in his crew?
I mean theres a couple of plot holes and motivation issues, but they weren't so huge that i couldn't follow the story.
Toy Story 2 felt like a direct to video movie
I actually perfered Toy Story 2 to Toy Story 1. I thought on a whole the writing was sharper, the character interaction was better, and the emotional stuff was a little mor poiniant. Toy Story gets points with me for introducting a great premise, Toy Story 2 gets points for perfecting it.