Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge I love the Pirates films, none of the sequels have come anywhere near the excellence of the first one but they're still enjoyable. This fifth film however has soooo many issues. I'll start with the good, Salazar is actually creepy and intense, just a great villain. I thought the two younger characters worked really well. However I thought it was long, the story was overstuffed with lots of unnecessary things and it wasn't really that funny, almost trying too hard. Depp's performance as Sparrow felt off, I swear at times he merged into his Mad Hatter from the Alice films. I thought the direction was really bad, I've seen the film described as being dull and I have to agree. I really wanted to like it but overall it's just not very good, bit concerned they're keeping the same writers/directors for the sixth film (apparently, according to imdb). Also watched the new Netflix original film War Machine. This has a fantastic cast, I couldn't get over Brad Pitt's accent though, felt so put-on. It was kinda enjoyable, the scenes with Ben Kingsley were fun. The tone of the film was a bit all over the place, some parts are almost comedy and then it tries to be serious and it doesn't really work? Overall though it's ok.