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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2017
  • Espen Sandberg
  • 123 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Fantasy action adventure sequel starring Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem. Jack Sparrow embarks on a quest to track down the Trident of Poseidon when an old rival rises from a watery grave. Having escaped the "Devil's Triangle", Captain Armando Salazar leads an undead crew in revenge against the pirate who killed him - Jack Sparrow.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

The pirate's life continues for Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) here, as he helps Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of his former shipmate Will (Orlando Bloom), find the fabled Trident of Poseidon. On their tails is Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), an undead sailor with a score to settle. The fifth film in the seafaring fantasy series is a reboot of sorts, setting up new characters on a fun adventure. Chases and elaborate set pieces take precedence over plot, but most of the action scenes are well put together and entertaining. Key to the enjoyment is the return of Cap'n Jack, whose misadventures keep the laughs coming. He's also met with a genuinely creepy villain in Bardem, and the returning Geoffrey Rush gets the film's most interesting subplot. Not the best in the franchise, but far from the worst, this is a reminder of why Depp's Keith Richard-inspired creation is such an enduring cinema icon.

Credits

Cast

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Captain Jack SparrowJohnny Depp
Captain Armando SalazarJavier Bardem
Henry TurnerBrenton Thwaites
Carina SmythKaya Scodelario
Joshamee GibbsKevin McNally
BarbossaGeoffrey Rush
Will TurnerOrlando Bloom
ScrumStephen Graham
ShansaGolshifteh Farahani
ScarfieldDavid Wenham
Elizabeth TurnerKeira Knightley
Uncle JackPaul McCartney
MartyMartin Klebba
Mayor DixBruce Spence

Crew

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DirectorEspen Sandberg
DirectorJoachim Ronning

Details

Theatrical distributor
Disney
Released on
2017-05-26
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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