Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

I liked that a lot of the characters from the original trilogy were brought back. We had Will, Elizabeth, Barbosa, and the Black Pearl crew (minus a few), and they all had a role even if it was really small and insignificant for some. Barbosa played a pretty big part in this film because he was “leading” the undead pirates to find Jack Sparrow, but then he ended up being on Jack’s side in the end.

New characters

Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites)

Carina Smyth (Kaya Scoledario)

Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem)

The main plot was that Henry Turner wanted to break his father’s curse that bound him to a life below the sea after At World’s End (2007). I have to say, the timeline of these films is a bit confusing to me, but Wikipedia is helping (a little). At the start of the film, we see Henry, only a young kid at this point, looking for his father’s ship. He finds Will, who then tells his son to give up trying to find Will and save him. It’s a sad moment for little Henry, but he never gives up. Nine years after this encounter, Henry is working on a British naval ship that he notices is about to sail into the Devil’s Triangle, which is pretty much as bad as it sounds, but also kind of vague. I guess if your ship is wrecked in the triangle, you don’t die, but are cursed to live life as an un-dead deteriorating being. Enter Captain Salazar and his army of floating-limbed goons. Henry’s ship gets attacked by Salazar and Henry only escapes with his life as the one person Salazar leaves to tell the tale (he’s apparently famous for doing this since “Dead Men Tell No Tales” duh, and he wants his legend to live on or something, idk I’m pulling this out of this air as I type). So Henry is left alive with a message for Jack Sparrow: Captain Salazar is after him, dead is immanent. Henry has figured out that the Trident of Poseidon can break all the curses of the sea, but he doesn’t know how to find it (cue his quest to find Jack for help and taking on Carina since she has “the map no man can read” that will lead them to the trident).

My grade: B- (Sort of high score just becuase of the nostalgia factor) Continue reading “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review”

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Beauty and the Beast Live Action Movie Review

I haven’t done many movie reviews yet, but there’s no time like the present to start!

I finally got around to seeing this live action Beauty and the Beast after hearing everyone raving about it for a month. I was very happy with the results, I have a few criticisms, but this new version was very close to the original animated story-line with a few additions from the musical and origin story from before Disney animated it at all. I was pleasantly surprised since I usually hear mixed reviews about Disney live action films. Usually they make a lot of changes that people don’t always enjoy, but I can’t vouch for that because I haven’t bothered to watch any of them until this one. I know a few of the more recent ones are on Netflix like the Jungle Book and James and the Giant Peach, maybe some more. I do plan to watch a few more but I will be going into them knowing lots of people didn’t really like them.

You’ve probably already seen the movie because I’m the one who is super behind here XD I suppose the next section contains spoilers even though I already said this story is very close the animated film that we all grew up watching since the 90s. Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Live Action Movie Review”

The Vampire Diaries Final Season Episodes 14-Finale

Phew! It’s been a whirlwind of a season with all kinds of family reunions and fan favorite character appearances, but it’s over now and we can discuss the end of this long-running show.

I have lots of thoughts on the finale so that may dominate this post since it’s all that really matters now, but obviously don’t read the rest of this post if you have not finished watching this final season of TVD because I’ll be spoiling lots of things! Although you probably should have seen it by now seeing as the episode aired a week ago… Onto the spoilers! Continue reading “The Vampire Diaries Final Season Episodes 14-Finale”

The Vampire Diaries Final Season Episodes 11-13

I’ve fallen a bit behind on watching and blogging about TVD these last few weeks, but I’ll try to make sense of the notes I’ve jotted down on my phone for these episodes. I know episode 14 aired last week, but I’m not going to include it in this post (partially because at the time of writing this, I still haven’t watched it) and this will still be focusing on the events in episodes 11-13.

**Insert obligatory spoiler alert here**
Continue reading “The Vampire Diaries Final Season Episodes 11-13”

The Vampire Diaries Final Season Episodes 8-10

TVD is back for it’s home stretch with the second half of the final season! I am a bit slow at posting about them right now as school is quite busy, but the only other thing I have to say is continue on if you are caught up and don’t if you don’t want to be spoiled on what happens in episods 8-10 🙂 Continue reading “The Vampire Diaries Final Season Episodes 8-10”