Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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Everyone’s favorite drunk pirate is back in the latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The movie opens up with a couple of exciting action scenes and introduces several new (and adorable) characters, in addition to the staples like Orlando Bloom (Will Turner) and Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow). These scenes might honestly be the most exciting ones in the entire movie. (Blimey!)

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In the beginning moments, it’s a bit complicated as to what’s going on; the stories from several groups of characters seems fragmented. I was thinking, “How does this all fit together?” The audience eventually learns that each group has the same motive…. FIND JACK SPARROW! Of course Jack has his own motive….to find the Trident of Poseidon in order to stay alive!

The rest of the movie shows each group’s ruckus adventure in finding Captain Jack. Many of these scenes are more suited for children and teens, but the adults will appreciate some of the grown-up jokes tossed around in the movie. Jack Sparrow is the comic relief that keeps the movie going, even at times when scenes are dragged out. (The movie is over two hours long, too.)

On a high note, I appreciate the movie’s visual effects. Captain Salazar and his team appear as ghosts under a curse. The digital effects made them look a bit creepy!

Orlando Bloom makes a small appearance in the film (and I would have liked to see more of him.) Another surprise guest pops in for a minute with Bloom…can you guess who it might be?

So what’s the verdict, you might be asking? The movie is definitely better than the last couple in the series, and I kind hope this one is the last. Disney should probably choose this movie as the final voyage for the Pirate franchise. And after seeing the flick, you too may want to abandon ship.

Run time: 2 hours and 33 minutes

Rated PG-13


(Disclaimer: I attended a complimentary screening of the movie, and all opinions are my own.)