Surprisingly Low Reviews for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

The fifth film in the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise makes a hard starboard turn into its classic adventure style.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales introduces a few new characters while bringing back some familiar faces. Jack Sparrow, played by the phenomenal Johnny Depp, is still the star of the film with his drunken banter and boisterous humor.

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Although The Pirates movies have always held some sort of dark elements into their stories, whether it be the hanging of caught pirates as seen in the At World’s End, or stabbing the heart of Davy Jones, nothing compares to Captain Hector Barbossa and his undead crew.

The phenomenal acting work of Javier Bardem is to thank for the memorable portrayal of the vengeful Spaniard Captain Salazar who was dammed to be undead by Jack Sparrow. While chasing the young Jack, Salazar was tricked into sailing inside the Devil’s’ Triangle where he would face its curse for years.

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A brief flashback to our main protagonist for the previous films, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann, to help viewers feel fulfilled and make connections with the newer cast. Kaya Scodelario plays a young astrologist searching for poseidon’s trident with a book given to her through family named Carina. The last name is important to the story (no spoilers).

 

Another adventurer goes by the name of Henry Turner, played by Brenton Thwaites, who also searches for Poseidon’s Trident in order to free his father from the hands of the dutchman’s curse and hopefully reunite the family.

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One of the only questionable decisions in the film involve Captain Barbossa, played by Geoffrey Rush, who waivers as an villian and friend to Jack Sparrow.

Watch the film as a fan of The Pirates of the Caribbean and expect similar action/adventure scenes seen in the last film. J-A-C-K S-P-A-R-R-O-W will never be said the same again after hearing Captain Salazar.

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