Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – review

Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

     Pirates 5 as I will call it, brings back most of the cast we have grown to love, and added a few more faces. I love the Pirates series, and the Disney ride the original was based after. Yes, none will be as good as the first Pirates, but I hoped none would be as bad as the fourth Pirates.

Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is back, and is drunk as ever, stealing not only treasure, but also women from towns people. The first scene Jack is in he is stealing from a Bank, and this happens to have a few problems, with the scene becoming funny and full of action. We get introduced to Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley) who we see as a young child in the beginning of the flick. We are also introduced to Carina (Kaya Scodelario), who everyone thinks is a witch, because she studies, and is an astronomer.

Back also is Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) who does play an important if not fun part of the flick. He is helping Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem) who is a Deadman “Ghost” who is after Sparrow for something that happened in the past. With Salazar and his crew all being ghosts the CGI is amazing, plus the ships, and everything else that is CGI is very well done and looks great in 3D.

This being said I don’t think the story line or acting is the best in the Pirate franchise, but it is not as bad as Pirates 4. I would put it between Pirates 2 and 3, and again not as good as the first. Depp is amazing as Sparrow I don’t think we can ever get enough of Depp being Sparrow. Bardem is ok as the Ghost set on revenge, and the new comers Thwaites and Scodelario do hold up and I love the chemistry between them.

The main plot is everyone is after the Trident of Poseidon, which will break all curses. All have different reasons for wanting the Trident, but young Turner wants it so he can break his fathers curse. We do have a nice cameo from Sir Paul McCartney who is playing Jacks Uncle.

I grade Pirate: Dead Men Tell no Tales a B. I enjoyed it, no it is not Pirates one, and if you stay through the credits, leaves the door open to a Pirates 6. I don’t know if we will get a Pirates 6, but I would go see it…

Brad Watts

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