Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Attributes: Movie Reviews

Director- Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg

Cast- Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush

         

                                   A FITTING FINALE, OR, IS IT?

 

With what seems to be a final effort to save the honour of the blockbuster trilogy that was let down by a politely bad On Stranger Tides, the director duo puts in their faith on the quirky anti- hero once again who clearly has had better days at sea. Apprehensive much?

 

So, for complexity, Disney clearly wants to give The Lord Of The Rings a competition, such has been the scene of people dying and getting resurrected in the Pirates franchise. Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow is clearly on choppy waters with his dilapidated Dying Gull, a consolation for his beloved Black Pearl, which is shrunk to the size of a toy if you were gallant enough to see through the whole previous movie.

 

Sparrow is needed by Will Turner’s(Orlando Bloom) son, to acquire the Trident of Poseidon to help break the curse of The Flying Dutchman. Now, Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem too needs to cut loose from a curse and is close on the heels of Jack Sparrow, who is responsible for Salazar’s current plight. How and what happens between the journey and fight for the Trident forms the rest of the plot

First, if you have been a fan of the trilogy for it’s sheer fun and humour, it’s a bit of a pull off. The totally fun moments are rare. Johnny Depp looks rightfully worn as a pirate but is there as the reckoning force unlike some of his previous ones that sank without a trace.

Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar is menacing and perhaps enjoys a lot when he calls out Jack Sparrow, or rather spits out. His army would definitely remind you of the Living Dead, if you have kept up with the series.

The younger Johnny Depp scenes are a treat and advocate to Disney’s impeccable CGI. The battle scenes are a treat on 3-D, and definitely engrossing which make up for the lack of fun moments.

In a phrase, much better than On Stranger Tides, but the trilogy will be missed.

Spoiler- Post credit scene available, might not be the farewell!

3.5Shors out of 5.

Miss you funny Jack! If there’s a next part, you have to be ready with your jibes.

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