Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Movie Review

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

2017 | PG-13 | Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
129 minutes / 2h 09min

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Plot Synopsis:

Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea...including him. Captain Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) PG-13 2h 9 min American action adventure fantasy film that is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the sequel to 2011, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). Dead Men Tell No Tales was shot in several locations in New South Wales, Australia, and Queensland, Australia. The movie contains extreme violence, somewhat frightening scenes, pirates, ghost pirate, artifact, piracy, revenge, dead man, astronomer, undead, horticulture, skeleton, scabies, curse, witch, executioner, and cannonballs. The film had an estimated budget of $230 million and grossed over $605 million at box offices worldwide.


Directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg have worked together on Kon-Tiki (2012), Max Manus: Man of War (2008), and Bandidas (2006), but they do not have many (years) experience in the movie industry. It is not the directors’ fault that this movie fell short in so many ways, it is the writer and the fact that the franchise should be done with since the previous installments because it is not progressing for the better but instead, the worse. The directors kept the movie moving at a fast pace which is not bad, but there was not much to offer with a thin script except for a few giant set pieces.

I was not the least bit psyched to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales because its predecessor was great in my opinion and we just do not need another pirate movie with Jack Sparrow. The original Pirates of the Caribbean movie was the best thus far. It is sad that this installment suffered a great deal, there was not much new material being offered. As a Pirates of the Caribbean fan, I am tired of the same old story line; it is good for a franchise to go out with a bang instead of a dud like this film, should have ended the franchise with the previous installment.

The curse is a huge part of the movie/story. The movie starts with Jack and his crew dragging a humongous vault through town. It was a drag to see their pursuers disappearing with no explanations whatsoever. I am not sure why the storyline in this film was put on hold while there is a lengthy flashback with Jack’s first encounter with Salazar.

The sea zombies were kind of okay but they did not have much screen time. Pirates of the Caribbean fans will most likely like this installment, but those who are not fans will find it to be a disappointment. With everything said, this franchise is more than played out, and it is just the same movie each time with the same jokes that do not cut it anymore.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 4.65
  • IMDB: 6.6
  • MetaCritic: 3.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 2.9

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About Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Year: 2017
Runtime: 129 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.33/5 stars from 221,774 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 221,774
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Cast Starring: Johnny Depp, Bruce Spence, Joseph Oliveira, David Wenham, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites, Goran D. Kleut, Todd Davis, Valiant Michael, Martin Klebba, Jesse Michael Fullington, Justin Smith, Matthew Walker, Adam Brown, Geoffrey Rush, Stephen Graham, Chris Adams, Kaya Scodelario, Tony Chris Kazoleas, Darcy Laurie, Ray Hounsell, Bryan Probets, Brenton Ashe, Keira Knightley, Salvatore Merenda, Korey Williams, Rafael Torrijos, Jon Quested, Mahesh Jadu, Kevin McNally
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Terry Rossio
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Joachim Rønning
Box Office: $172,537,139
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
Website: http://pirates.disney.com/pirates-of-the-caribbean-dead-men-tell-no-tales
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA