(This review may contain spoilers).
I have seen… I think all of the current Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I saw this one at the cinema and, like many other movies I saw when they first came out, liked it so much, I bought it on DVD.
Although Captain Jack Sparrow is amusing and a very likable character, I’m not sure he works as the main character in a movie. Some of the lines he came out with were very amusing, but he’s not exactly hero material… even if I did feel he did some good in this movie.
The Pirates of the Caribbean movies are an interesting mix of historical and fantasy and this movie was no exception. It was good to see Jack and Barbossa… I like the almost friendly rivalry they have between them. Even though Barbossa is technically one of the bad guys, he grew on me during the previous movies and it was cool to see him and Jack having the opportunity to work together in this.
The relationship between Blackbeard and Angelica was a fairly interesting one. I liked the grey areas of Angelica’s character and it would have been good to see a bit more of her past explored.
I think my favourite character in this was probably the missionary, Philip. Even though his character wasn’t explored as fully as it could have been, it was good to see that he stuck to his beliefs. I also found the romance between him and Syrena to be one of the better side plots in this movie. There were some very sweet moments in this.
I recognised quite a few of the actors in this movie, as well as the running jokes from the previous movies in this franchise. Captain Jack Sparrow is amusing… and I felt like he did the right thing towards the end of this movie.
The music soundtrack was very familiar in this and it was cool to see the fight scenes, as well as the effects with the mermaids, among other things. This is definitely a film I don’t mind seeing again.