The fifth installment of the popular Disney franchise felt like it was running on autopilot, it hit all the right marks but it didn’t go anywhere.
Once considered a risk-taking Oscar nominated actor, Johnny Depp came back as Captain Jack Sparrow, most likely for the reportedly fifty million dollar paycheck.
If like me you have seen all the movies in the series, you are about to be disappointed. However, if you are a first timer to the Pirate series you probably will dig all the state-of-the-art effects and shticks by Depp.
My personal highlight in the movie was the cameo by Sir Paul McCartney as Uncle Jack, which film buffs will cherish forever.
And if you think Disney is going to put the Pirates franchise to bed after this one… think again…
Dead Men Tell No Tales was well acted, had nice effects and was entertaining but at two hours and nine minutes a bit too long for my taste. I give it a THUMBS IN THE MIDDLE.