Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) races against the dead Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) to find the trident of Poseidon.

Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg

Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and suggestive content.

Fun Fact: The shortest in length of the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise.

This film is getting beat up by the critics so far. In fact, I think it’s the worst rated in the franchise so to speak. Now is it as bad as they say it is?

In all honesty if this is the final instalment in the franchise, its going out with a bang. It’s a great way to spend an evening and watch a decent action flick. While it’s not the best in the series by far, it’s still a fun film. You get scenes of suspense and comedy while blending in some good action scenes for a Pirate’s film. It’s everything you want to see in a summer film. We get new characters that we can get behind and it brings closure to the films before it.

The major thing that carry’s this film is the acting. Johnny Depp is just as good as he was in the other films. Depp and Geoffrey Rush had an awesome on-screen chemistry in this one as they did the others. New recruits Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario have interesting characters that you want to see succeed. The person to really steal the show though is Javier Bardem. I really thought the Captain Salazar character was a true menacing villain as he delivers his lines in a chilling way. For the basic bad guy wants revenge type of character, he really pulls it off.

A nice thing was seeing Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley in the series once again. It’s been over ten years since they were last in the series. Even if their parts are short, it was still a nice throwback in a way. You also can’t beat having Paul McCartney having a cameo.

Overall this film is a good way to end the series. We don’t really need another film in this franchise. If Disney does decide to make another one, then it will feel like the work on this one will be for nothing.

Verdict: Hit

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