You know what annoys me most about what they did wth the crew of the Silent Mary? It’s that they did not show them interacting with each other the way we saw other crews on other ships interact. It’s the fact they were portrayed as unemotional creatures that did nothing but kill, when the truth is they were simply human beings that were doing their duty – Pirate Hunting – and as a result were portrayed as villains, unemotional beings that enjoyed killing. Worst of all, they were killed immediately after having their curse broken, giving them absolutely no chance of redemption. I doubt Salazar would have been redeemable, his hatred for pirates was his downfall, but the rest of the crew did not deserve to go down with him, and that’s what I hate about what they did here.
I was reading a review someone made of POTC5 the other day, and they stated how pointless they thought it was that Salazar attacked the Monarch. Well, no, it wasn’t pointless if you think about it. First of all, in the era the movie is set in, Spain and Britain were enemies, they were always at war with each other, so when two Naval ships from these countires came across each other they quite often were hostile to each other. The other thing you have to remember is the Monarch fired their cannons first, and yes, the Silent Mary was coming towards them, but that was only because the Monarch had crossed its bow, a move that was seen as threatening in those days. The Captain of the Monarch could have not given the order to fire the guns, but unfortunately he did, therefore they sealed their own fate by making the first agressive move.