Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British navy.
|Release Date||:||May 23, 2017|
|Genres||:||Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Comedy|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Infinitum Nihil|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Carolina Häggström, Joecy Shepherd, Victoria Sullivan|
|Writers||:||Jeff Nathanson, Terry Rossio, Jeff Nathanson, Terry Rossio, Ted Elliott, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert|
|Casts||:||Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, David Wenham, Golshifteh Farahani, Orlando Bloom, Martin Klebba, Angus Barnett, Adam Brown, Danny Kirrane, Giles New, Delroy Atkinson, Paul McCartney, Keira Knightley, Anthony De La Torre, Lewis McGowan, Juan Carlos Vellido, Rodney Afif, Bruce Spence, Zoe Ventoura, James Mackay, Brooke Chamberlain, Alexander Scheer, Goran D. Kleut, Wassim Hawat, Ben O'Toole, Finn Ireland, Nico Cortez, James Fraser, Derani Scarr, Robert Morgan, Goran D. Kleut, Mahesh Jadu, Travis Jeffery, Akos Armont, Sean Lynch, Ben O'Toole, Akshay Caplash, Rafael Torrijos, Mivon Prince-Leyva, Michael Dorman, Rohan Nichol, Rupert Raineri, Stephen Lopez, Richard Piper, Justin Smith, John Leary, Bryan Probets, Ken Radley, Hannah Walters, Jonathan Elsom, K. Todd Freeman, James Lawson, Darcy Laurie, Jessica Green, Haley Madison, Kiara Freeman, Piper Nairn, Suzanne Dervish-Ali, Donnie Baxter, Winnie Mzembe, Christie-Lee Britten, Mollie McGregor, Sophia McGregor|
|Plot Keywords||:||sea, ship, sequel, artifact, treasure map, pirate, period drama, monkey, swashbuckler, ghost, caribbean, trident|
The fifth installment of the Pirates-series is by all means a step up from the fourth. In all film-series, when a sequel is released it's mandatory to compare it to the best one - which in this case arguably everyone agrees is the first one. That may be unfair, but it's the reality. Now.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge does give us some spectacular moments. The visual effects really is astonishing, and some of the scenes is beyond anything I have ever seen before. That's impressing. But that's not why I like Pirates of the Caribbean. What I expect (hope) from a Pirates-film is elegant and witty dialog, compelling sea- battles and Jack Sparrow on fire. And this last bit I think is the biggest reason why this one fails to deliver.
In my opinion, Johnny Depp has lost his way as captain Jack. And I think that's natural, after all, it's been 13 years since he first portrait the character. He's gotten older and that really shows. This, combined with a really poor script, regarding Jack at least, makes it all fall apart. Half the time he's completely drunk (really drunk, not just usual Jack-tipsy) and half the time he tells bad jokes which really is beneath a genius character like Jack Sparrow.
The film starts on a positive note. I had good hopes that it could go somewhere, but mid- way through the story starts to split up and it didn't really have a good rhythm to it. In addition I think there are a lot of characters that just don't do anything to the story or adds humor or dynamic.
The decision to bring back Orlando Bloom to play Will Turner is fundamentally a good one, but I'm so disappointed with he's involvement in the film. It seems Disney only took him back to promote the film and lure old fans back for more. If he's to be involved, he should have a major role.
Javier Bardem does a good job as villain, but nothing I will remember him by.
All in all, I would say that I am disappointed. I didn't have huge expectations to begin with, but where I thought the film would deliver, it just didn't. Basically it's a film for the technical wizards to show how much they can do in terms of visual effects , and they can do a lot. It's just not what I want.