So far this year, Disney has killed it at the box office. With Beauty and the Beast grossing $1.2 billion and Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 grossing $660 million at the box office.
Their latest installment of the “Pirates” franchise certainly hasn’t changed pace in what could be another smash hit.
“Dead men tell no tales” comes out on the 25th May 2017 and it’s going to be a busy night around Australia with so much hype surrounding it on social media.
Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero drunkard pirate.
The fast paced adventure finds the down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling drunk and without a crew when a group of deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle and focus all their energy on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. The film also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.
Jack’s only hope is to find the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must crew up with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and self-confessed scientist, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.
At the helm of the Dying Gull, Jack’s new pitifully small and terribly built ship, seeks to regain his crew and find the trident.
Depp for some reason seems to be even drunker than usual. Not sure if this was intended but it was a little annoying actually. His speech was slurred more than normal and it made it really hard to understand. Barbossa was great – his peg leg shined but didn’t hinder his pirating ability. If i had to pick on one thing it would be that. Simply, Jack was too drunk.
Outside of that, I was impressed it flowed well. The script allowed each new character to develop without the typical waste of an hour telling us who they are. It was action, right from the start. The musical score was very similar to the previous Pirates movies.
Taking a look at costuming, we still see the same costumes. Jack being a pirate doesn’t really have a second change of clothes. Barbossa though now has a fleet of pirate ships and is dressed lavishly to reflect his new found wealth.
It’s everything we expect from Disney when it comes to costumes. The detail is perfect. Some would say over the top. I say its required in today’s film industry of CG and big budgets.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a superb, colourful, beautifully scored film that takes us into the sea and leaves us happily content with a full story, a happy ending (mostly) and some new characters who could potentially come back for another film.