Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth and supposedly final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise hit theaters May 26th starting off the summer. For anyone who saw the movie and stayed after the credits knows there are lingering doubts that Disney has ended the series. It is possible that we could see some spin-off stories that Jack Sparrow may not be in, although it is hard to imagine a Pirates movie without Jack.
After the film earned an impressive $600 million worldwide box office on its opening weekend, the film has received some negative reviews. Many critics felt that the story did not live up to what we have all known Pirates of the Caribbean to be. Many wrote about that the Jack in this film was not the Jack that we have all grown to love and expect in a movie.
Although the film has received some negative light, it is not to say that it is not worth seeing. Any Pirates of the Caribbean fan will still find it enjoyable as the movie is filled with witty humor from Jack, sea captains who are searching for him with a dark vengeance and a story that one would expect from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, is at a point in his life where he has lost his fire for pirating. Will Turner is off sailing the seas captaining the Flying Dutchman, Barbosa is captain of an illustrious ship and Jack is once again left without the Black Pearl. Jack was once known by everyone from coast to coast. Now he has become more of a myth than actual legend. The only thing he has left is, hard to guess, rum.
Everything changes for Jack when he crosses paths with Henry Turner, played by Brenton Thwaites, who is seeking a way to free his father from being trapped at sea sailing the Flying Dutchman.
As Jack takes on this last adventure, a Spanish sea captain by the name of Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, and his crew are freed from a curse that was set upon him by Jack Sparrow. Now they seek revenge for the years they were trapped, and they will kill anyone with a simple tap from the sword of their captain that stands in their way of Jack. Overall this movie was quite enjoyable. Although it may seem that most of Jack’s secrets from his past have been shown, this film offers more to Jack’s history that wasn’t revealed in the previous sequels.
It is impossible for any of the Pirates of the Caribbean films to live up to the first installment, but Dead Men Tell No Tales can still stand on its own. Anyone who is looking for a fun adventure story of pirates as we have known them before will enjoy this film