Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge Review

Johnny Depp is back in what now has become one of his signature roles in this the fifth installment of The Pirates of the Caribbean. Filmmakers of the movie had implied that Jeff Nathanson script was inspired by the first and by far most successful movie in the franchise, The Curse of the Black Pearl. The attempt to recapture the look and feel of the first movie wasn’t all that successful I feel, They definitely managed to recapture or even out do the look of the first as this movie really does look amazing on screen, with the CGI used very impressively to create many of the characters and features. Along with Depp who of course plays Captain Jack Sparrow we also see Orlando Bloom (Will Turner), Keira Knightley (Elizabeth Swann) & Javier Bardem who does an excellent job as the bad guy of the movie Captain Salazar.

In the plot we catch up with Captain Jack Sparrow as he is searching for trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that grants its possessor total control over the seas. He believes this will help him free Will Turners father from the curse that forces up to remain on Flying Dutchman for all eternity. As Jack and his crew sail the high seas in search of the trident of Poseidon an old enemy of his Captain Salazar is out for revenge on Jack for trapping him in the Devils Triangle many years previously.

This is the shortest in the 4 previous Pirates movies but still managed to feel long. A lot of the action scenes do feel a little unnecessary and almost look like there only purpose was to create a joke. This is not always a bad thing as the movie is quite funny in places. Fans of the Pirates of the Caribbean Movies will enjoy this one but newbies maybe scratching their heads at times as somethings such as the Flying Dutchman are only explained in the previous movies. I would say this is not a bad family movie that is fun to watch at times. But now 5 movies in it may be time for Jack to pull in his sails.

Rating 3/5