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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

I have a bold confession: Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the best current franchises, and the fifth installment––Dead Men Tell No Tales––continues to bring tons of action, humor, and swashbuckling fun to the screen... savvy?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales once again sees Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) thrust into a brand new adventure. When one of Jack’s old nemesis, Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escapes from the Devil’s Triangle; his only hope for survival lies in finding the mythical Trident of Poseidon. He teams up with a brilliant and stunning astronomer Carina Barbossa (Kaya Scodelario) and Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swan.

Depp’s portrayal of Jack Sparrow has always walked the line between hero and a damsel in distress; it’s always been a key part of this franchise. Geoffrey Rush also returns as Captain Barbossa, and viewers finally get to know a little bit more about his character’s history. Rush is brilliant in the role, though the character has become somewhat predictable.

New to the film is Brenton Thwaites taking on the role of Henry Turner, who is determined to free his father from his curse. Kaya Scodelario is Carina, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer seeking the legendary Trident of Poseidon. Scodelario gives the film the strong female lead it has so desperately needed since Keira Knightley left the franchise after At World’s End.

To see my full review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales please visit Fine Magazine


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