Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (3D)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (3D) is a Hollywood Action, Adventure, Comedy movie
directed by Joachim Ronning,Espen Sandberg.
Starring Johnny Depp,Javier Bardem,Brenton Thwaites,Kaya Scodelario,Geoffrey Rush,Orlando Bloom,Kevin McNally,Stephen Graham,Golshifteh Farahani,David Wenham,Martin Klebba,Angus Barnett,Giles New,Adam Brown,Danny Kirrane,Delroy Atkinson,Paul McCartney.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (3D) Review
'Pirates of the Caribbean:
Salazar's Revenge': Misadventure on the high seas (Review By Subhash K.
Jha ; Rating: **)
Welcome back. You would like to say to the whimsically tipsy Jack
Sparrow. But the fifth instalment of "The Pirates Of Caribbean" is
abysmally short of breath. Huffing and puffing through a glorious
alcove of gargantuan gags, none very amusing or inspiring, you crave
for the pleasures of watching uncluttered humane stories about Man,
Woman and Crisis.
This is a misbegotten franchise, a misadventure on the high seas of
The fifth instalment lays it on thick. The narrative provides no
reprieve from the forced farcical sense of fury unleashed. The
protagonist, a pirate on a rampage on the high seas, remains true to
his character: A sodden anti-hero brutishly vile and unlikeable. We
first see Sparrow (Depp) locked in a bank vault with a woman. The stunt
that follows culminates in him tied down to a guillotine alongside a
young woman accused of witchcraft.
The atmosphere is eclectic rather than electric. The thrills cry for a
view of the valour that medieval heroism once promised. Alas, this
tawdry film invents the most absurd pretexts for Depp to remain drunken
and damaged beyond repair.
One of the pleasures of watching this oceanic catastrophe in Hindi is
to hear Arshad Warsi give voice to Jack Sparrow, the whimsical pirate
with drinking issues who slurs his way through some of the most
politically incorrect remarks ever made by mankind. One of the gags is
to call the film's young spirited heroine, a working woman named Karina
Smith (Kaya Scodelario), a "dhande wali", which could mean a prostitute.
That's right. You got it. This film revels in iconoclastic humour, none
of it exceedingly humorous. A torpidity paralyses the film's epic
design, rendering the amplified sequences of high-sea adventure into
bouts of burlesque which leave us cold and unmoved.
It's sad to see the formidable Javier Bardem reduced here to a ghost of
his imposing self -- literally. Bardem plays a dead villain. He and his
pirate army of dead spirits are shot in a wave of stylish special
effects suggesting a profound link between morality and enigma. But the
representation of dead villainy barely moves beyond the sketchy and
The film is tiresomely bloated in plot. There are two young people
seeking a resting ground for their unfulfilled relationship with their
parents. Not one moment captures any genuine emotion. It is all like
watching reflections of towering architecture in shimmering water.
Nothing is tangible or real enough to be celebrated as a
franchise-come-of-age. This one makes you wish the dead would remain
that way. Afterlife can be awfully painful and pretentious.
'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge': Familiar yet entertaining (Review
By Troy Ribeiro ; Rating: ***)
In keeping with the franchise's theme and tone, "Pirates of the
Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge", the fifth instalment in the series is
close to its first film "The Curse of the Black Pearl".
A chaotically high-strung action drama, Salazar's Revenge is not the
perpetually drunk swashbuckler Jack Sparrow's story, but in reality it
is Henry Turner's story. It is a new adventure with many of the same
formulaic elements like ghost ships, the walking dead and hidden
The narrative begins with the 10-year-old Henry sneaking out of his
house with an ancient map in search of his father, the pirate Will
Turner (Orlando Bloom).
Henry goes into the depths of the ocean, only to find his dad
imprisoned in his ship, by a curse. He tells his father that he has
found a way to break his curse and would free him from his ship. Will
Turner, though touched, does not believe his son and orders him to
leave and never come back.
Nine years later, the tale proceeds to reveal how Henry (Brenton
Thwaites) fulfils the promise he made to his father.
This film also subtitled as "Dead Men Tell No Tales", comes alive, when
Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), the zombie rival of Jack Sparrow
(Johnny Depp) and the leader of a gang of buccaneers in various degrees
of decay, explains in between the gushes of blood oozing from his
mouth, he always leaves one survivor to pass along his legendary
exploits simply because, "Dead men tell no tales!"
The film, scripted by Jeff Nathanson and directed by the Norwegian duo
Joaquim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, is a blockbuster. Though strewn
with glaring cinematic liberties and strappings of a typical Hollywood
opus, they manage to mount a fun filled, spectacular, fantasy,
adventure story packed with visual delights and chaotic chases. So what
if you have seen variations of these action sequences in earlier
editions or other films.
But what is lacking in this edition is novelty. Exhaustion seems to
have set in, especially with the character - Jack Sparrow. Though
Johnny Depp, with his buffoonery, delivers some rather funny moments,
he can't resurrect the character completely. Nevertheless, it is the
other characters that keeps this edition afloat.
Brenton Thwaites as Henry is charming yet bland. His chemistry with
Kaya Scodelario who plays Carina Smyth the astronomer who is mistaken
for a witch and is hunted, is non-existent. Kaya attractive and
appealing offers a notable performance.
Javier Bardem, who tries to match Depp in histrionics, is not skilled
enough to make Salazar a memorable villain. He oscillates between
fearsome and comical, making his character almost a caricature.
The film boasts of some neatly mounted visual touches. The Computer
Generated Images and the 3D effects are noteworthy and they seem to be
the highlight of this edition.
Overall, despite the familiarity coupled with the law of diminishing
returns to some extent, the film does offer a few hours of
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (3D) Synopsis
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling
anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell
No Tales.' 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