Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea-notably Jack.
Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
The very attractive Kaya Scodelario of course. She’s no Keira Knightley but then again Elizabeth Swan’s role is that difficult to replace.
I liked how this movie closes a loop left open from the third film. I watched this movie without having seen any of the trailers and if you are like me then you will enjoy it so much more because a lot will come as a surprise.
Like just about every movie he has been in, Javier Bardem is just brilliant as the villain. And of course Sir Paul McCartney appears as one of Captain Jack’s relatives.
My favourite pirate has always been Hector Barbossa played by Geoffery Rush, who returns to the role in spectacular fashion. Mini spoiler alert…..he’s a little more emotional in this film and provides one of the most shocking moments.
Yikes, I hate to do this but Johnny Depp was the bad for me. He was more drunk than eccentric in this film and I felt like he wasn’t really putting in much effort to the role and it was a bit of a let down.
The movie doesn’t quite compare with the first installment of the franchise and seems a bit unnecessary. None the less, it’s a very enjoyable family movie and I’m sure it will still make tonnes of money.
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
Stay in your sears because there is a post credits scene you don’t want to miss.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge opens in cinemas 25 May 2017
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