4400th Review!!!! Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Richard of Kirkham A Movie A Day and it is Swashbuckler Films

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to engarderichard@movierob.net

Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Swashbuckler Films.

“I once knew a Spaniard named, something in Spanish…” – Captain Jack Sparrow

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Captain Jack Sparrow must now try and find a mystical weapon in order to stop an army of ghosts who wish to kill all pirates

My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.

This entire series was Richard’s choice for me to watch.

This film is by far the weakest of the films in the series and probably shouldn’t have been made IMHO.

The storyline ventures too far into the supernatural and somewhat negates the whole aspect of this series trying to remain a fresh interpretation of a swashbuckler.

Johnny Depp is still great in the lead here, but even his character must endure some crazy things along the way that make this feel more like a farce than it should.

After watching this film, I can’t say that I’m very interested in seeing where they plan to take this series because IMHO, they should have ended things a while back because now it just feels as if they are dragging the bottom of the sea for idea to continue the storyline instead of finding a way for a satisfactory ending to it all like they should have done a few years back.

Bottom Line – This is definitely the weakest film of the series and it takes the adventure once again to the supernatural which once again hinders the films ability of being a great swashbuckler film.  Nice seeing Depp back in form here, but his character gets too crazy in this film even for him.  I’m not that interested in seeing where they plan to take this story in the next installment and hopefully, they will find a way to redeem the storyline which has dragged on a bit too long.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film was being produced as Johnny Depp was going through a bitter divorce. He was chronically late to the set, to the point where it ate into the schedule as the set often came to a halt for hours at a time. It got to the point where a production assistant was hired just to wait outside Depp’s house and announce that he was awake when they saw the lights inside come on. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Worst film of the series and it takes things to places where a piracte adventure should go.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)

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2 thoughts on “4400th Review!!!! Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

  1. I didn’t hate this as much as most, since it at least had connections to the first three, but it’s definitely a weaker film than the first trilogy. The main thing I liked was the happy ending to the original storyline. I have no idea where they might go with the next installment, but I hope they don’t mess up that aspect.

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