Title: The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Directed by: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg
Screenplay: Jeff Nathanson
Based on: Pirates of the Caribbean by Walt Disney; Characters created by Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, and Jay Wolpert
Music: Geoff Zanelli
Cinematography: Paul Cameron
Edited by: Roger Barton, and Leigh Folsom Boyd
Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures, and Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
Producers: Jerry Bruckheimer
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Rating: Rated PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content.
Release Date: May 26, 2017
Running Time: 129 minutes
Source: Tickets purchased from Landmark Cinemas.
Synopsis: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.
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– MY REVIEW –
I will have to keep this one short just because there is not much I can say without spoiling the plot. But I will say that I enjoyed this movie far more than the fourth installment (although that one was quite fun and enjoyable too). I just think that a little bit more work went into this fifth film in regard to visuals, and script, than the fifth one. The plot is also one that spoke to me a lot more.
Some of the acting felt a little awkward, or forced to me, but I would like to say that this applies to all five of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so I suppose it’s fine that it kept the tradition in that sense. I also appreciate when films in a particular series feel the same, so this might be a positive point Dead Men Tell No Tales. The level and style of humour also stayed the same, which is great because I really enjoyed the humour in the previous films as well.
Stylistically, this film also matches the others, while of course using more advanced CGI. And it was great to see characters from the other films, because of their familiar faces, and because I really like them all. The new characters also fit in with the originals quite well, and the interactions were quite fun to watch. I especially liked Kaya Scodelario and her character!
Overall, I would recommend this movie! While it was no masterpiece, it was really fun to watch (visuals and cinematography-wise, as well as due to the screenplay, script, and chemistry between the characters and actors), and to return to the world of Pirates of the Caribbean (for maybe the last time)!