The reviews of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales tend to be average.  I did not like the previous movie as it was disconnected from and not as good as the first three, so I do not have high hopes for this one.  However, it is much better than I expected.  It has everything it should have: fun, large-scale action sequences, further development of the previous storyline in the third movie – of Orlando Bloom’s character’s curse and his son.  It even adds a backstory for Jack Sparrow, showing his rise to captain.  Some finds this plot to be convoluted, but I think it’s on par with the second and third movies.

Note: As with previous movies, there is an important extra scene after the credits.  The picture is often dark so it is not ideal for 3D.

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