Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales (2017)

Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg present another whacky swashbuckler film, fifth in the series of underwater villains and legendary pursuits.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow is his usual swaying, witty and ‘getting saved at the last moment’ character. The surprise here is the villain, Captain Salazar, played so convincingly by Javier Bardem that you can’t recognise him. The other cast members support the plot. Some alumni make guest appearances with a window for a possible 6th instalment.

The film was high on adventure and fantasy with excellent special effects. It was a no brainer, fun ride which doesn’t promise to be anything else.

2.5/5

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