‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Pre-Review


Jack Sparrow is a wanted man in Dead Men Tell No Tales. Again. (Picture: Disney)

On May 26, 2017, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series will be expanding its franchise with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The teaser trailer has amassed nearly 20 million views on YouTube alone. Fans everywhere are hoping that the new movie will return with the witty lines they have come to expect.

The cast will include: Johnny Depp (Jack Sparrow), Javier Bardem (Captain Salazar), Orlando Bloom (Will Turner), Geoffrey Rush (Hector Barbossa), Kevin McNally (Joshamee Gibbs), Stephen Graham (Scrum), Martin Klebba (Marty), Adam Brown (Jib), Brenton Thwaites (Henry), and more.

The previous movies are “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (2006), “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” (2007), and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011). The four movies alone made billions. The film franchise is 9th in the list of all-time highest grossing franchises and film series according to Forbes.com.

The Pirates of the Caribbean series follows Captain Jack Sparrow, a stubborn yet comical pirate, a young blacksmith named William Turner, and Elizabeth Swann, through a pirates’ world of unimaginable experiences.

The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise holds iconic villains such as Barbossa and Davy Jones that have shaped the franchise. The next movie will aspire to add Captain Salazar to this list.

Captain Salazar holds a long-lasting grudge and hopes to get revenge on his former enemy, Capt. Jack Sparrow.

A new synopsis of the movie has been released by Disney:

“Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.”

Through this synopsis, Captain Salazar’s hate for Jack Sparrow is explained, the name of Jack Sparrow’s new ship is revealed, and more.

While the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is still quite the money maker for Disney, some would complain that the quality of the movies has declined ever since the first installment, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

The fifth installment hopes to change this disappointment. Not all viewers are willing to give Disney that chance.

Freshman Kieran Armstrong said that he won’t see the movie “unless someone pays for my ticket.” He stated, “It will have a poor plot with a lot of action. That is the Disney formula after all.”

Freshman Jaz’myn Anderson strongly disagrees. She said, “The trailer was really good. It gave me a lot of nostalgia to the originals.” Anderson will “definitely” be seeing the movie.

While mixed predictions taunt the movie’s ability to become a success, nothing is guaranteed in the movie industry. The box office sales will be the only thing determining whether this movie will be a success or failure so only time will tell.