Welcome to the latest installment of Let’s All Go To The Lobby, the part of the blog where I have a little chat about films I’ve seen recently. Let’s get stuck in.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge aka Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

piratesI was lucky enough to see a preview showing of Pirates 5 this week…so this is pretty exclusive. Salazar’s Revenge follows the story of young Henry Turner (son of Will Turner / Orlando Bloom) who – with the help of the totally bad ass Carina, embarks on a quest to first, find the infamous Jack Sparrow, and secondly, break the curse that is keeping his father as the immortal captain of the Flying Dutchman. While this is going on, a ship of Spanish ghost pirates (Salazar and co.) are out and wanting revenge on Jack Sparrow who doomed them to a life…or death…at sea, never being able to step foot on land.

I absolutely rinsed the first Pirates of the Caribbean films when they came out, and Salazar’s Revenge actually feels a lot like the first film; we have a new Will and Elizabeth who – dare I say it – I actually prefer to Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, as well as some of the original Black Pearl crew. Jack Sparrow is as funny and drunk as ever, providing some gold one liners, slapstick treats and two brilliant scenes featuring a bank and a guillotine…I’m not saying more than that, you will have to see it.

Overall, I really enjoyed this film. Its fun, full of adventure, it has a good story line and the effects are awesome.  7.5/10

Timer (2010)

ea_timer (1)I stumbled upon this film on a list of “20 best rom coms you might have missed”. The film circles around Oona (Emma Caulfield, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), who, along with most of the world, has a Timer implanted into her wrist that is supposed to count down to the exact day you will meet your soulmate. Oona’s Timer is blank, which means that her soulmate doesn’t have an implant yet. Our continuously frustrated lead meets cute musician Mikey, a 22 year old grocery store clerk who only has 4 months left on his Timer. Despite knowing that they can’t in fact be soulmates, the two decide to live in the present and start a pretty dysfunctional relationship…

I actually loved this film and I really dig the concept…but it did seem a bit rushed. There are a few loose ends, like Oona gives her producer dad Mikey’s band’s CD to listen to but nothing comes of that, her brother meets his soulmate but we don’t really get to explore that as much as I would have liked too, and I’m frustrated about the ending. When you watch it, you’ll see. 7/10


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