Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (2017)
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 30, 2017,
May 30, 2017, 1:45
Unlike the last few sequels the series has spawned "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" manages to be coherent, seemingly well thought out, and surprisingly entertaining. He also gets deeper into character than most "Pirates" movies dare to, particularly with Scodelario's smart and spunky Carina, who is easily the strongest female character in the franchise. Though as silly as that may sound the franchise has won countless Oscar nominations in makeup, sound editing, visual effects and even a best actor in a leading role for Johnny Depp. If the deteriorating quality of the films is anything to go by, abandon ship, or abandon hope.
Jack on the other hand has to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon which would save him and break the curses. Also returning are Geoffrey Rush as Jack's pirate nemesis/ally (often within the same scene) Barbossa and a handful of minor crew members always around to pledge allegiance to whomever's in charge. "It wasn't easy to dub for Jack Sparrow because this character is drunk at different levels in the film most of the times". The relationship between Henry and Carina is reminiscent of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, a plot involving a race for treasure is nearly a genre mandatory, and even the film being too long should be no surprise. Carina has a diary with a map to find Poseidon's Trident.
Bardem plays Captain Salazar, a former Spanish Navy officer who was turned into a ghost and is now out for revenge against Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp.
However, I'm not a great fan and the humour and jokes turned this into more of a 'Carry On.' movie. 'So Johnny's very close with Paul McCartney, they worked together in the past, he picked up the phone, called Paul and said: "'Paul, you wanna be a pirate?' Paul said, 'Sure, I'll be a pirate!". The 3D reception for the latest Pirates flick is in contrast to that of "On Stranger Tides", which the CinemaBlend reviewer panned as "abysmal". It has a good story that will deeply attract the attention of anyone, so I highly recommend going out and seeing Dead Men Tell No Tales.