The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film and I’m happy to announce there is a glimpse, sadly not enough, but a glimpse of the cursed Will Turner! But most of it is revolved around Will’s son, Henry, played by Brenton Thwaites, who they couldn’t have chosen a better actor because I’m completely sold that Henry could be Will and Elizabeth’s son… Obviously, it wouldn’t be a Pirates of the Caribbean film if Johnny Depp wasn’t back as Captain Jack Sparrow, and he’s back as fabulous as ever with his classic comedy which got me laughing throughout the film.
‘Salazar’s Revenge’ or ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ as the original title brings in a new enemy. If you hadn’t guessed… Salazar (Javier Bardem). An undead Spanish Captain trapped in the Devil’s Triangle determined once free to get his revenge on the one and only Jack Sparrow. And of course, he is set free pretty damn quickly with the rest of his undead crew and his skeleton ship which tore the sea bleeding pirates. Salazar has one rule, in every kill he does, he leaves one man alive to tell the tale.
Also introducing another new character, Carina (Kaya Scodelario), who declared a witch but just in fact a woman of science is sentenced to be hung. Of course, Jack Sparrow is also sentenced to death and Henry Turner is also sentenced to death for being a ‘apparent’ traitor. And this is how they meet, off they go to find another ocean myth, the trident of Poseidon. Joining the crew is Jack’s trusty side-man Gibbs (Kevin McNally) and all the others. The trident is supposedly told to be the only answer to destroy all of the sea’s curses. A new adventure but being careful of the Salazar’s ship at every wave because he’s swallowing ships whole.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’ is an excellent fifth film. It has brilliant special effects, apart from the extremely edited young Johnny Depp. But anyway, the film is brought to life on the sea once again, amazing as all the other films. Happily, Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) is back as he stands strong in his pirate beliefs and loving himself. His story is particularly great in this one. There are also some enjoyable flashbacks which just bring more depth to the characters and create the whole feel of the Pirates coming back to our beloved screens. Once again, it is a long film, but as are all the other Pirates of the Caribbean’s. I also loved the occasional hints and reoccurring’s of old Pirates of the Caribbean films as it brings a familiarity to the screen, rather than a recycled one, I think it works brilliantly and makes the film that more amazing.
Jack Sparrow is back as clumsy and drunk as usual, as he stumbles through life with two new allies, Henry and Carina. Henry determined by this love for his father, Carina motivated by her passion in science and astronomy. This film is an excellent addition to the well-loved Pirate films. It’s action-packed, comedy full and with nail-biting suspense with Salazar on everyone’s tail. I would definitely recommend this film especially if you love all the others, because happily this is one that is not a let-down. Besides, it’s Captain Jack Sparrow!!