Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales [2017]

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’, directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, is the fifth film of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ saga. The adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow continue and in this film, he struggles to find the Trident of Poseidon while being pursued by Salazar, an undead sea captain.

As a big fan of the movies, I was very happy to see, once again, my favorite characters that made the previous films amazing. Yet, I strongly believe that they should stop making any Pirates of the Caribbean movies and they should have stopped at the third one.

Jack Sparrow, as usual, is amazing but with all honesty, I feel like the plot was written a day before the shooting: the story has potential and I like the fact that it is based on myths but it is so messy, cheap and most of the jokes are lame – there was only two parts in the film that I loved and that lived up to my expectations: the final battle, and the scene shown in the trailer [when jack sparrow is about to get executed]. Nonetheless, the plot doesn’t bring anything new to the saga and everything that needed to be shown, was shown in the previous movies.

On top of that, as the fifth film of the saga, I was hoping the actors/actresses [playing in the old films] would develop their characters more and bring something new to them. But, I will say that I think Javier Bardem is perfect for the role of the main villain; his performance as Salazar is great and creepy, he call really pull it off.

I will admit that I enjoyed the film and the music is stunning [as usual] however its sole purpose was to generate money, nothing more, so making it was useless. I don’t think watching it was a waste of money or time because I am a huge fan of Jack Sparrow but it’s definitely not a must-see.

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  1. June 24, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Thanks for the review. Glad I didn’t see this in cinemas. Shame when they bleed these franchises dry