Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was one of the movies I happened to miss this summer so when it was available to watch digitally I was so excited. This was a movie I actually wanted to see so imagine how disheartened I felt when it got subpar reviews. People didn’t say it was bad but they didn’t say it was great either. So I watched it apprehensively. I figured it would be enjoyable, to a certain extent, because Disney doesn’t make absolutely terrible movies, but would it be able to stack up to the success of some its predecessors? And I’m glad to say I came from the movie with a nod and a smile on my face. It was good, it wasn’t great, but I did like certain aspects of the film. So, with that, let me start this review.
This new Pirates of the Caribbean film had one of the more compelling stories of the series. The main gist of the film was that when a Spanish captain who despised pirates with every bit of his being was defeated by a teenage Jack Sparrow he, in the event of turning into a ghost of sorts, vowed to get revenge on the rascally pirate. And so when a British ship fell into his domain he killed everyone on board except for Henry Turner (Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann’s son) and told him to relay a message to Jack Sparrow that “Death” was going to find him.
Now, this was a great portion of the story that gave plenty of implications that this would be the best Pirates of the Caribbean movie yet. Here was the thing though. This storyline was slightly lost in the midst of a whole bunch of other plotlines for the movie. Continue reading Movie Review Flashback: My Review of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’