The latest swashbuckling instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean has hit our shores and Ahoy thar!, ain't she great!
This grand scale production was filmed right here in Queensland. It's noteworthy to mention that Dead Men Tell No Tales is Australia's largest ever feature film. The three hundred million dollar production employed a large locally grown supporting cast and crew. It has reportedly grossed over five hundred million dollars at the box office (worldwide) in its first two weeks. Not bad, not bad at all.
Dead Men Tell No Tales doesn't disappoint, especially if you purchased tickets to watch a Pirates of the Caribbean film. It doesn't pretend to be anything other than an entertaining pirates' tale. It delivers the laughs, cringes and a generous amount of action scenes that we have grown accustomed to.
Does the plot have holes? Yes, admittedly it has, but in saying that I ask you, have you ever heard a pirate tell an entirely believable account on any subject? At the end of the day you are still rooting for Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) because you cant help it. He is amusing, the action scenes are thrilling and the storyline is entertaining.
This time around Captain Jack is understandably older and possibly more intoxicated than previous films. Down on his luck he continues to drink his ocean fill of booze and find his way to other peoples wealth – in other words he continues to be a pirate.
When his latest attempt to gain riches falls through he unwittingly releases a dangerous nemesis. Captain Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem) is hell bent on cleansing the oceans of pirate scum. Sparrow, of course, has the honour of being on the very top of his list since he was responsible for trapping Salazar and his entire crew in the Devil's Triangle.
Armed with sarcasm, hard liquor, and well, gravity, Sparrow aligns himself with the beautiful Carina (Kaya Scodelario) an ambitious astronomer and a young sailor Henry (Turner Brenton Thwaites), who happens to be Will Turner's (Orlando Bloom) son. Their mission is to find a powerful artefact that will stop the evil Salazar rein of terror and release all the cursed the high sea.
The special effects and cinematography is well done. the Salazar character is a great villain, menacing and creepy. I enjoyed the addition of Carina's character. I truly enjoyed the film. If you are looking for a fun flick with humour and adventure hit the high seas and find a seat on the Black Pearl.
Carina Smyth: My calculations are precise and true. I'm not just an astronomer. I'm also a horologist.
Captain Jack Sparrow: No shame in that, dear. We all have to make a living.
Carina Smyth: No, I'm a horologist. Scrum: So was my mum. Although she didn't crow about it quite as loud as you.
You wont regret it, well, unless you come across one of the ghost sharks, then maybe.
Head to your nearest cinema - Jack is waiting!
Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
Javier Bardem as Captain Armando Salazar
Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa
Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner
Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth
Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs
Golshifteh Farahani as Shansa
David Wenham as Scarfield
Stephen Graham as Scrum
Jerry Bruckheimer Producer
Joe Caracciolo, Jr.