Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales  is a 2017 American swashbuckler fantasy film. It is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to On Stranger Tides (2011) and is the second installment in the sequel trilogy.

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Surely an improvement over PotC4, the 5th installment of the franchise tries to recreate the fun and extravagant set pieces of the original trilogy and pays respect to the original lore. Unfortunately recreating the sense of grandeur that was the trilogy epic gets lost in this bloated imitation. An underwhelming portrayal of Jack’s origin story, his so-called greatest fear (Cpt. Salazar) and wrapping up the Turner/Swan epic all deserved so much better. The narrative carries itself like another disconnected side-story akin to “On Stranger Tides” but this time appears to loosely maintain relevance by plugging in cheap references to the past. Cheap, careless references and impromptu reveals that create plotholes and forced drama simply to justify newcomers Henry & Carina, whom on there own are about as interesting as another Pirate curse, skeleton, monster, thing. PotC5 may be a step back in the right direction for the franchise but still ends up being a forgery undeserving of the name.

Geoffrey Rush had commented on returning as Hector Barbossa, saying “If they keep shapeshifting this character, absolutely” as well as implying he may return as the villain. Rush also said that Barbossa’s megalomania “could explode in horrific ways.” Though he had said that the script had to be in good shape before making the film, adding “You can’t start shooting this sort of stuff, if there’s holes in it. But, as to when it will go, I know nothing.” On December 2014, Rush confirmed his return, where his and Depp’s characters were “at the heart of it and there’s a whole new set of story lines.” Rush also complimented producer Jerry Bruckheimer and praised the Norwegian directing team Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg.

Dead Men Tell No Tales moves at a faster rate of knots than any Pirates film; trouble is, nothing has really been added. It’s the same soggy ride, set to a marginally preferable speed. Read full review

9 BommelunderMay 26, 2017 Its not the best movie from the series, but only the fact that he is far better than the fourth movie ill give 9 out of 10.And because of the short but satisfying scene with Elizabeth Turner. 7 of 11 users found this helpful74

What we get is the usual mash of swashbuckling nonsense and soggy mythology: There will be romance, and revelations, and some silly gold-plated cameos (hello there, Sir Paul McCartney! And whoops, goodbye). Through it all, Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (the Oscar-nominated Kon-Tiki) feel less like directors than shepherds. Read full review

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 29% based on 203 reviews, and an average rating of 4.7/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales proves that neither a change in directors nor an undead Javier Bardem is enough to drain this sinking franchise’s murky bilge.” On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating, the film has a score 39 out of 100, based on 45 critics, indicating “generally unfavorable reviews”. On CinemaScore, audiences gave the film an average grade of “A–” on an A+ to F scale.

Two years following the post-credits scene of At World’s End, 12-year old Henry Turner boards the Flying Dutchman to inform his father, Will Turner, that the mythical Trident of Poseidon is able to break his curse and free him from his ship. Will does not believe the Trident exists and orders Henry to leave his ship and never come back.

During the premiere of The Three Musketeers, Orlando Bloom said he would like to return to the Pirates franchise if he was offered. On September 2012, when asked on if she would return as Angelica, Penélope Cruz admitted that she had not heard anything or read a script. On October 2012, Keith Richards stated he had the costume, for Captain Teague, and that he’s waiting for the heads up from his friend and co-star Johnny Depp. When asked if Richards would return, Bruckheimer responded, “I hope so. We’d love to have him back, so we’ll see.”

Title:Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Release:2017-05-23
Runtime:129 min.
Genre:Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Stars:Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush
Overview:Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.

 

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