Dead Men Tell No Tales but maybe the ghost sharks know something…
The fifth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean gave us a first full-length trailer this week and know we finally know the plot and kind of why Javier Bardem’s Captain Salazar has black tar coming out of his mouth. Check out the trailer below…
Now before I dive into my thoughts on the new trailer let’s get official with the official synopsis:
The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.
Where does one begin…
Oh, I know — CGI Jack Sparrow!
Now, if you have read more than like 3 or 5 posts by me than you know that I do have some strong feelings towards the usage of CGI in films. Visual effects are amazing and help make fantasy come to life but when it comes to straight up CGI-ing people, I am not a fan! And seeing a CGI young Jack Sparrow is creepy on several different levels but Disney never listens to me when it comes to these things!
Moving on, now we know that Orlando Bloom’s Will Turner will pop up in this film but he was not in the first trailer. I just have a feeling that Henry played by Brenton Thwaites, is the offspring of Will and Elizabeth and I am seeing a lot of parallels between Henry/Carina origin story to Will/Elizabeth’s — though maybe a little gender switching.
The past couple films have gotten a little overwhelming with plot points so I am hoping that Dead Men Tell No Tales bring it back to the basics like the first film.
Coming to no surprise, the film seems like it is going to deliver some epic adventure, action, and the return of the wonderful score!
So of course must of us moaned when we heard that Disney was taking on Pirates again but come on, I know that I will be going out the night the film opens but this trailer called Dead Men Tell No Tales the “final adventure” so like what does that mean? Is this the final film or the beginning of the final trilogy? I am sure we will learn more in the months to come!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails into theaters May 26th!