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Not the best of the series, but... the music!
on June 28, 2014
Not the best of the Pirates movies- the plot was somewhat weak and it definitely had a last-movie-of-a-series flavour, wrapping up loose ends and culminating in a massive showdown. Farfetched is something of a trademark for the Pirates movies, and this was no exception. If I had to recommend a Pirates movie, it would not be this one- I enjoyed the first two much more. The theme is darker than the other movies and it is lacking much of the comic relief of the second.
However, the soundtrack by Hans Zimmer was lush and incredible as usual (and the movie merits watching just for the music). Capt. Jack Sparrow was everything a Sparrow fan could want. Excellent acting from Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp. The heartrending (pun intended) finale was very well done. This is a movie that I will watch again.