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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - Film Review

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by Nessa123 (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth, Western Australia.
Published May 22nd 2017

The fifth film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series is finally here and not only does it serve as a sequel to the previous films in this exciting series, but in many ways, it also serves as a very insightful prequel.

Dead Men Tell No Tales continues the legendary story of Captain Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, as he bumbles about the world getting into all kinds of trouble with the help of his ever-lovable crew mates, while being tracked down by Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem and his savage crew of ghosts from Jack's past, ghostly birds and absolutely terrifying "zombie sharks".

This time around, Jack and his crew have also teamed up with Henry Turner, played by Brenton Thwaites, who is just as handsome as his father, Will Turner, who we all know and love.

Will Turner, played by Orlando Bloom, is still under the curse of Davy Jones, leaving Henry to dedicate the rest of his life to seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, which is said to be a powerful artefact that bestows upon its possessor total control of the seas.

However there is a catch, as the map to finding it cannot be seen by any man and a beautiful young woman, by the name of Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scodelario with a mysterious past, may be the only one who can lead the way.

Expertly co-directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg and wonderfully written by Jeff Nathanson, this film is a stunning combination of hilarity, terror, adventure, tears, absolutely realistic effects and even some mystery, all shot in incredibly beautiful locations around the world, including sunny Australia. The glorious soundtrack will have you wishing you were a pirate of the high seas with Captain Jack himself and don't forget to keep an eye out for a wonderful cameo by the legendary Sir Paul McCartney.

While this film is rumoured to be the final film in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, there is hope for those of you who are not yet ready to say goodbye to its much-loved characters as the post-credit scene is a sign that the story isn't quite over yet and as they say in many of the trailers, this is only the beginning of the final adventure!

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales is rated M and is not recommended for children under the age of 15, as it contains supernatural themes and violence.

I'm giving this film a solid 10/10

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