Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge or (Dead Men Tell No Tales for the rest of the World) is the fifth instalment in the Pirates franchise. Starring Johnny Depp returning as iconic pirate Captain Jack Sparrow as he searches for the trident of Poseidon while been pursued by Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem).
I love the Pirates franchise even though the films have been getting worse with each new sequel. These films are just so much fun to watch, the world that has been created on screen is amazing and very well realised, along with the weird and quirky characters, and love or hate him, Johnny Depp is great in his role.
What you can always rely on in this franchise is the formula it always takes with its lead character. When we get reacquainted with Captain Jack, he’s down on his luck and must work his way back up, and I know that might sound like a bit of a negative but it really isn’t, because of a few things that help make this film not your average Pirates movie.
The addition of newcomers Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario are a breath of fresh air. Their quests in the film kind of put Captain Jack in the background like the first Pirates movie did, making him stand out more.
Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) is amazing as always, his character has a truly emotional arc throughout, and what I love even more is that he is the one character who has stayed consistent throughout all of the films.
Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) is the best villain since Captain Barbossa, you understand his motivation and why he is so Hell bent on catching Captain Jack, and you understand why he is a man to be feared and the CGI for him and his crew is fantastic.
Lest I forget the amazing score in these films, as always, it is pure magic for your ears and helps send you on the adventure throughout the film.
Like always, no movie is perfect. Constantly, Salazar’s Revenge takes some of the story elements that the other films have set up and throws them overboard. I can’t get into much detail without spoiling the film, but the continuity has gone the way of the X-Men franchise.
I had a blast with Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, and it is easily the second-best film in the franchise which for a lot of you, might not be saying much.
However, the great characters are here, with a fun story, amazing music, it’s just a fun adventure and that is what the pirate films are all about.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge is a fun time at the Cinema.