Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Hits Theaters to Bad Reviews

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We were excited to get out of the heat this week and see the fifth installment, Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales, in theaters. However, the highly anticipated film is getting largely negative reviews. Since there was ample hype about this film from the day the trailer released , it’s astonishingly unfortunate, to say the absolute least.

Pirates of the Caribbean was originally a film based on the fanciful Disneyland theme park ride, and grossed close to $700 million throughout the world. The first through third films all received praise, but after the fourth installment, the series took a turn. As a result, the fifth film took on a new direction.

The movie, directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, was about Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) who was on the run from the antagonistic pirates to include Captain Armando Salazar and his crew. Even though the movie had the infamous star we’ve grown to love from this film series, Depp, his presence wasn’t enough to save the movie.

Additionally, Orlando Bloom pleaded for less participation, so another character had to fulfill his role. Brenton Thwaites, Skins alumna, tried to compensate, however he was not the right character for the part. In fact, Mike McCahill of The Guardian  commended, “The series, in other words, has entered its Muppet Babies or Scrappy-Doo phase, with all the pop-cultural heft that implies.”

Since the previews for this movie looked reassuring with an action-packed plot, it came as an unsettling surprise that this movie lacked creative ideas. In fact, the creators of the Pirates of the Caribbean film probably should of discontinued production after the third installment.

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