Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Official epic artwork posterYes, Johnny Depp is back as Captain Jack Sparrow. There are also cameo roles from Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann-Turner from the previous Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

This movie tells of Captain Armando Salazar (played by Javier Bardem) who became undead by Sparrow when he was younger. The storyline also has Henry Turner (Will & Elizabeth’s son) as he tries to free his father from his curse.

In all, the movie had its moments. The ending was too fast and simple. Would’ve been much better if Henry had somehow called his father into battle with Captain Salazar.


My rating 3.8 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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Movie Review – Transcendence

Movie Review – Transcendence


I loved Johnny Depp in the Pirates movies. In this one-Transcendence a science fiction actin thriller, no fault of his acting, I didn’t like.

I struggled to care about the characters. They felt one-dimensional (pun intended) to me.

There was a point in the movie where Johnny Depp’s character (Dr. Will Caster) or ‘mind’ is in the computer and he’s searching to linkup to the internet and all computers. But soon after, he accomplished his goal.

Then the movie tried to be eerie by having him not only fix a man but implant a ‘chip’ in the guy’s brain so he (Caster) could control him and ‘touch’ his wife. Okay, no. First off, he’s in a computer so I would think his emotions would be slightly altered at the least. Second, why would he concern himself with her feelings like that? Just didn’t make sense to me.


I think this movie could have heightened the intensity in some scenes instead of having them fizzle out. There were plot holes and other issues.


My rating – 2 out of 5 stars

This movie is classified as a thriller – yet to me – it was more like a possum in a monster costume and failing to live up to what could have been an awesome movie.