Thursday, May 25, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales: Sails to Adventurous Standards of the Franchise
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales continues the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), who finds himself in down on his luck since the events of On Stranger Tides. However fortune (or misfortune) finds Jack when he meets Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley). Henry warns Jack that Captain Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem) has returned from the grave and seeks vengeance on the pirate captain. In order to save his skin, Jack journeys with Henry and astronomer Carina Smith (Kaya Scodelario) to find the Trident of Poseidon which has the power to control the sea itself and lift any curse.
The plot to Dead Men Tell No Tales was adventurous to say the least. When it came down to it the story to this installment was a treasure hunt and this aspect proved to be effective for the movie's simplistic narrative.Yet despite its simple nature I was surprised at how well the movie was able to keep true to the continuity of the series. Several element from the past films, like emphasizing on the fate of Will Turner and using plot points from On Stranger Tides, were present in Dead Men Tell No Tales and each was handled in a way that worked for both franchise and the latest installment.Then again this was not to say that Dead Men Tell No Tale's story could not stand on its own as factors like visiting Jack's past left an impression for this plot. The only rocky area the plot had to sail through was the story's pacing as it range from either moving too quickly or dragging its feet. Yet even with that issue, and few minor flaws, it did not take away from the adventurous aspect behind this swashbuckling tale.
I must admit I was pleasantly surprised with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film was far from perfect as elements such as story and characters were not as fleshed out as they could have been. Yet that is not to say that the movie did not have its share of merits as along with its decent storytelling and characterization, the movie could be clever with its technical factors and was simply a fun adventure. In many ways Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales lives up to the standards of the franchise as this swashbuckling adventure turned out to be a fun blockbuster for the season.