It’s been 6 years since Captain Jack Sparrow was on the big screen. It’s about time he made his return to the seas with his compass and love for rum. If you’ve followed Pirates of the Caribbean, you will not want to miss seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea… including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
First let’s start with some spoilers, which you’ve likely guessed at anyways. Orlando Bloom is back as Will Turner and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann. While they don’t have big parts it is fantastic to have them back for this. Now, what did I mean by you’ve liked guessed this, well if you have paid close attention to all the movies you would likely have been able to put together a good idea for what was to come in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
My sister joined me in seeing the screening and we both tossed our ideas back and forth and ended up with a good solid base. We called that there were going to be some returning stars, some great cameos and that the story line was going to bring in Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann’s son. We were right.
This pirates tale goes back to basics and provides all sorts of surprises. The film goes back to focusing on the characters by giving them a bit more history and also letting the story live on in their kids. Yes, kids. I already mentioned that this film features another Turner, but there is another character who is related to a pirate. You’ll have to watch to find out who.
It is full of all sorts of action scenes. A certain scene involving a dead shark made everyone in the theater jump out of their seats. The battle scenes though are a bit different compared to the other films, as these were created by newcomers to the franchise. Still captivating, but not as over the top and intense.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is purely entertaining and action packed. The story line is straight forward, but does have some holes. We would like to know how the dead pirates got sharks on their ship that they can release? Plus, if Captain Barbossa wrote a notebook containing information about the stars, how did he put all this together… when? If you see the film and figure these things out, please let me know!
My favourite part of all the Pirates films is the humour. The timing is always perfect. You will find yourself laughing on multiple occasions during this. I truly appreciated the play on words, especially when it comes to astronomy and breeding donkeys.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tale is also the closest to being like the original. Well done Disney, you reminded me why I liked Pirated of the Caribbean in the first place. This is one that I know I will be adding to my movie collection when it comes out on DVD. I just might see it again in theaters too for a date night with my husband.
PS… be sure to wait through all 7 (ish) minutes of the credits for a clip at the end.