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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A Refreshing Addition to a Tired Franchise… is the Movie I wish I’d seen [Review]

After the fourth instalment in this franchise, On Stranger Tides, I would have figured Pirates of the Caribbean would be done.  There just didn’t seem to be anything more to say.  Even the actors seemed bored.  But then number 5, Dead Men Tell No Tales came out, I thought maybe they’d stumbled on something great.   Like maybe they’d found something worth bringing all this back for another go.  After all, they weren’t going to just bang out another sequel, were they? Were they?  Well yes and no.  Up front – it was fun to watch but  certainly not up to the brilliance of the first movie, or even the second.   Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – A Refreshing Addition to a Tired Franchise… is the Movie I wish I’d seen [Review]

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Helps Raise Franchise From The Depths (Review)

It’s hard to believe that we live in a world where we have five blockbuster films based off a ride a Disneyworld, yet here we are.  The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise kicked off in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl.  Due to the huge success of the film and the popularity of Johnny Depp’s performance as Captain Jack Sparrow, three more films followed. 2011’s On Stranger Tides was so negatively reviewed, it seemed the franchise was dead in the water. However, here we are in 2017 with the newest film in the franchise Dead Men Tell No Tales to try to raise this saga from the depths. Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Helps Raise Franchise From The Depths (Review)

Gods of Egypt: Pure Spectacle From Beginning to End. Don’t Over-think it [Review]

After the emotional meat grinder of the very excellent “The Witch” last week, I was happy to sit down and not worry about anything.  Since it’s impossible to avoid any hype at all, by the time I sat down for this one I’d heard that Gods of Egypt was getting terrible reviews.  Now while it did have its faults, Gods of Egypt belongs with  ‘Avatar’ and ‘Jupiter Ascending’; it’s one of those movies that are so beautiful the audience doesn’t worry about  acting, dialogue or consistency.  Of course it’s absurd:  it is pure escapism and it is wonderful.     Continue reading Gods of Egypt: Pure Spectacle From Beginning to End. Don’t Over-think it [Review]