It feels like I shouldn't be talking entertainment trivia, with news of what sounds like one of those entirely pointless home grown Islamic terrorist attacks in Manchester (at least with the IRA attacks, you could see the aim they were trying to achieve), but I will anyway.
I am a very soft touch when it comes to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. I re-watched the last one on TV last weekend for the first time since I saw it at the cinema, and found myself laughing and enjoying it more than expected. I did give it a decent enough review when it came out, and now I see that No 5 - Dead Men Tell No Tales is getting a similar bag of not so great reviews as did Stranger Tides.
No matter. I will be off to see it, perhaps with both (now well into teenage) kids in tow again (maybe even my wife), and I have the feeling I will enjoy it. This guy, who (like me) defends the original trilogy against the increasingly poor reviews it gathered, gave it a positive enough review.