This flick is basically the same as the type of pirates that are portrayed in this franchise. Sure, these pirates go on adventures that are fun to watch, they say funny things and do daring stuff, but ultimately, just like this movie, these pirates are… BAD. I’m sad to say that this film had lots of potential that was wasted by it’s desperate need to try and make everything funny. Some jokes land but most of them are at the expense of the story’s credibility and the actors’ dignity. There were plenty of parts that were really fun and entertaining. The story was interesting and most of the actors were fantastic (specially Javier Bardem as Capitan SalaTHar), however any and all greatness this flick had, was overshadowed by a bombardment of foolishness. Look I am not saying YOU can’t enjoy this flick, I’m just saying that, personally, this Pirate’s life is Not for me.
I give Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the “Checky™ Stamp of Disappointment!” Even though I enjoyed about 50% of the flick, the other 50% was filled with too much goofiness and senselessness. Anything is said or done, no matter how unrealistic or nonsensical, just to get a cheap laugh. I feel bad for Johnny Depp because it seems like he doesn’t realize that he is cursed to play a character that is too good to keep coming out in a franchise that is basically a sinking ship (creatively, not monetarily). If you enjoyed the other Pirates movies you will probably enjoy this, It is not a horrible flick it just could have been way better. I suggest you save your money for Wonder Woman and wait until Pirates 5 shows up in a Redbox near you. I really wanted to like this flick but in the end I thought that it contained way more silliness than actual swashbuckling.
So, what did you think of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales? Do you agree or disagree with me? Which flick are you checking out this week? Let me know in the comments below. Have a great day at the movies and don’t forget to save me some popcorn.
Synopsis: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, 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 and a headstrong young man in the British navy.