The fifth installment to the Pirates of The Caribbean franchise has arrived!! We’ve only been waiting four years…
You may not know this about me (or maybe you do) but Pirates of The Caribbean is my all time favourite movie! I watched it five times in one day and I can still quote the first movie word for word kind of favourite movie… I’m not obsessed or anything…
I’m definitely not the only one who absolutely loves these movies and of course Captain Jack Sparrow, which is why I just had to do a film talk on it.
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales follows Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) and Carina Smyth (Kaya Scdelario) on their quest to find the trident of Poseidon all while trying to avoid the dead Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and the English Royal Navy. Just another day in the Caribbean then…
Geoffrey Rush also reprises his role as the witty and beloved Captain Barbossa and we finally get Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightly) back! Albeit briefly.
I really enjoyed this film, it had the jokes, the music, the special effects, the action, the unique story and of course, Johnny’s brilliant acting as Jack. I actually really liked this film more than the fourth installment. I felt the first three movies were great but the fourth movie – I like the movie, don’t get me wrong – fell a little flat in my eyes. I think the main reason was there was no Will or Elizabeth Turner. It felt like they had been forgotten.
Dead Men Tell No Tales amends this and brings the whole franchise back around with Will Turner’s son Henry searching for a way to free his father from the Flying Dutchman just like Will was searching for his father in the first movie. Watching this fifth installment has actually made me like the fourth movie more than I did because I can now look at it and see we’re just seeing some more of Jack’s adventures and Will and Elizabeth are still there, they are not forgotten.
Although I loved this installment there are a few things I felt could have been improved.
- More Will airtime. I understand why Elizabeth didn’t make as much of an appearance (major story ark), but Will could have been in this more. I mean when Jack and his friends are fighting Captain Salazar, why not have Will show up with the Flying Dutchmen and help fight him. It would have been the dead fighting the dead…. Makes sense to me.
- There wasn’t enough actually sword fighting. There was the explosions, the special effects and the action but for a pirate movie, there was a lot less sword fighting than what I personally would have liked.
Other people may disagree with those points but that’s my opinion. Other people may not even like this film at all, which, on this blog, is blasphemy!
I love the connection they made with Carina and Captain Barbossa. It made the movie complete and with it, Barbossa’s story complete. However, in the next movies, couldn’t he have been picked up by the Flying Dutchmen so we can be blessed with his wit in future films?
One final note… If the clip at the end of the credits is anything to go by, Will and Elizabeth will hopefully be back in future films. Preferably as lead roles too.
You know, if the writers happen to stumble onto this page…
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