Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer (Kaya Scodelario) and a headstrong young man (Brenton Thwaites) in the British navy.

Johnny Depp reprises his role as the charming, drunk and eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow. Depp’ performance is at times enjoyable but his character has become dull and repetitive. Javier Bardem is superb as the film’s antagonist along with Geoffrey Rush reprising his role as Captain Barbossa. 

Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg have a made an entertaining family film with great action and impressive special effects but the story lacks originality, it feels like a repeat of the first film. 

Pirates of the Caribbean is okay but not great. Nothing to write home about. 

Rating: 3/5 Stars 


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