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

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



Johnny Depp
Javier Bardem
Brenton Thwaites
Kaya Scodelario

Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg

The fifth installment to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Dead Men Tell No Tales is not as fun or great as it was supposed or meant to be.
Johnny Depp bankable ability is dropping fast and Disney better jump ship or reduce the cost of their Pirates of the Caribbean movies.
Dead Men Tell No Tales is another long chase which tarries on until the end. The franchise has a series of long chase scenes mostly involving the eccentric Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp).
Here the whole characters involved seem to be chasing the mythical Trident of Poseidon, which has the ability to break any curse and as movies go we had to wait to the end to get a glimpse of this trident. That is not the main problem, is the up and down less exciting ride that was the problem.

My issue with the script is that if you survive staying awake, through the whole delays of Jack and Carina trying not to get killed or Henry Turner (Will and Elizabeth’s son) trying to get to Jack and having to survive many trials on the way.
Disney’s plan of doing more Pirates of the Caribbean movies led to the introduction of old characters. It features Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as they reprise their roles as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann respectively. Both especially the later had little to do in the movie, with Knightley having only a Cameo scene in the end.

Pirates of the Caribbean is not one that runs short of new mythical characters, this new character Captain Armando Salazar is a sea Captain who was a cleansing the sea rage when he got caught in a curse that made him and his crew a raging undead trapped in the devil’s triangle.

The movie story is starts with Henry Turner meeting up with his father who is cursed at seas and telling him he has found a way to break the curse and free him.
This way he found led him to meet a Carina Smyth, who is an astronomer in search of the trident using a book of stars to map her way to the treasure.

Jack on his own is having a spell of bad luck, which led him to jail and into the path of Henry and Carina. Captain Barbossa heard of Captain Salazar who has been freed from the devil’s triangle due to Jack’s string of bad decisions and is coming out for Jack. Barbossa on the other hand wanted to take down both Jack and Salazar and be the king of the sea so he cooked up a web of plots that involved betraying both.

Here is a movie that I feel was a total waste of time and should have been made with less financial investment.


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