Holly on Hollywood – Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Holly on Hollywood
“Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
by Holly McClure

Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales reprises the role of the drunken Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) for the 5th time. Along with his faithful crew and old friend, Captain Barbossa, Jack is asked to help Henry, the grown son of William Turner (think Orlando Bloom) find a mysterious island that will release the curse on his father. Along the way he meets Carina, an orphaned, self-taught astronomer who knows how to find the island. At the same time, a revenge seeking enemy of Sparrow’s, a ghoulish Spanish captain named Salazar (Javier Bardem) is hot on his trail. Geoffrey Rush Brenton Thwaites,Kaya Scodelario, Paul McCartney and Keira Knightley also star.

Aaaargghhh! This PG-13 adventure is best for older kids to adults with lots of ….

pirates of the caribbean

…sword-fighting, battle violence, burnt looking ghost pirates, super fake-looking ghost sharks, mature dialogue that will go over most kids heads (like a running gag about Carina claiming she’s a “horologist” (wink, wink) and lots of stunts, escape scenes, calamity (like pirates dragging a huge building by horse through town), a funny scene where Sparrow repeatedly avoids a guillotine’s blade as he spins around during a battle, a great cameo with a cheery Paul McCartney and a cool scene at the very, very, end of the credits (So Ahoy Matey! don’t leave!)  I also enjoyed hearing Salazar actually utter the title, “Dead Men Tell No Tales”.  I know critics have bashed this one but if you go expecting a fun popcorn adventure complete with a happy ending that ties up loose ends, it will leave you with a hearty Yo Ho Ho!
 “Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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