Last weekend, I went to watch Disney’s highly anticipated 5th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The title of the movie was Dead Men Tell no Tales and it was so good, I watched it twice.
This is Captain Jack Sparrow’s last adventure where we follow him as he searches for the mythical Trident of Poisedon. Hot on his heels is Captain Salazar who is on a mission to avenge the sinking of his ship in the Devil’s Triangle as he pursued Jack Sparrow during his glory days as Captain of the Spanish Naval Army.
Jack’s unlikely partners include; his arch nemesis Captain Barbossa, Henry Turner and the brilliant astronomer, Carina Smyth.
The film’s 250 million USD budget was money well spent. Directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sanderberg execution of the film with a robust team of talented digital artists, cinematographers, camera crew and visual artists have brought us the best visual feast of 2017.
The make up and special effects delivered life-like characters. The fight scenes were well choreographed, giving you just the right dose of adrenaline.
Johnny Depp did not disappoint in his performance of the ever witty and nonchalant pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Javier Bardem’s acting as Captain Salazar was the best I’ve seen in a long time. His character was well rounded with his emotions, a perfect blend of wit, rage and an obsessive drive to hunt and kill Jack Sparrow.
Geoffrey Rush played Captain Barbossa, a fearless and strategic leader. His role was vital to the plot as it is him who provides the ship that leads Jack and his crew to the Trident of Poisedon. We are also introduced to a softer and more selfless side of Barbossa through his interaction with his estranged daughter.
Hans Zimmer did it again with a haunting and dramatic soundtrack to the movie which I hummed along to well into week.
Overall, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is a good family movie thanks to Disney’s PG rating that has run through the entire franchise.