PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: SALAZAR'S REVENGE (aka PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES) (12)
D: Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
Disney (Jerry Bruckheimer)
W: Jeff Nathanson & Terry Rossio [based on Disney's "Pirates Of The Caribbean]
DP: Paul Cameron
Ed: Roger Barton & Leigh Folsom Boyd
Mus: Geoff Zanelli
Johnny Depp (Capt. Jack Sparrow), Javier Bardem (Capt. Salazar), Geoffrey Rush (Capt. Barbossa), Brenton Thwaites (Henry Turner), Kaya Scodelario (Carina Smyth), Kevin McNally (Joshamee Gibbs)
While most studios and producers would have called quits on this franchise after the last instalment, Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer will do their utmost to wring it completely dry and get as much money as they can from the cinema-going public.
This fifth film is, by far, the weakest of the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, reusing much of the plot from the first film in the absence of originality.
Victim of a mutiny once again from the crew of the Black Pearl, captain Jack Sparrow teams up with Henry Turner (son of Will) in the attempt to break a curse and repel the zombie-like crew of Captain Salazar.
Despite having some good visual effects, nothing else in this movie seems to have been done with any conviction, particularly the performances of a talented cast who must have been laughing all the way to the bank.
Young British actress Kaya Scodelario certainly made a mistake accepting the role in this one, following some solid work on TV and The Maze Runner series of films.
A disappointing summer blockbuster.