Dead Men Tell No Tales Review by Joe Chandler

Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Hey everybody!  There’s a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie out.  I was looking forward to seeing it, saw it, and left feeling a little disappointed.  I could tell that this was the last movie for these characters.  Johnny Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow of course, didn’t have the same energy that he did in the other movies.  I know Jack was supposed to be down on his luck, but it just felt different.

We also had some new characters again.  Will Turner’s son, Henry, grows up and is trying to free Will from the curse of the Flying Dutchman.  Javier Bardem plays a Spaniard Captain Salazar that has a grudge against Jack (seems to be a common theme).  Kaya Scodelario plays Carina, who’s constantly called a witch, and is also unknowingly the daughter of Captain Barbossa.

Of course, no Pirates movie is complete without a love story.  Henry meets Carina while being locked to a bed in the hospital and instantly falls in love.  It’s tired, predictable, and boring.  As for the long running love story, Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) are only in the movie for about five minutes total.  Just long enough to get their residuals from the film.

I know I’ve been downing the movie a bit, but that’s not to say that there are no good parts.  As with all the Pirates movies, there are great action scenes.  The ship battle scenes are great, especially with Captain Salazar’s ship.  There’s a scene closer to the end of the movie where the Black Pearl is swinging the anchor down the split ocean to save Jack, Henry, Carina, and Barbossa.  It was a pretty cool scene to watch.

Overall, the movie was OK, but you could tell it was the last one.  You might like it more than me, but I give it a 3 out of 5 stars.


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