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Available TODAY – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

 

I’m a fan of the Disney franchise Pirates of the Caribbean. The first film will always be my favorite out of the series.

The latest installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, is available today on blu-ray, DVD, 4K and of course, digital download.

Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow. After all, NO ONE can play Captain Jack like Depp. He was born to play this role. Keira Knightly, Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush also reprise their roles as Elizabeth, Will and Captain Barbossa, respectability.

Joining the cast in this film are Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kava Scodelario. 

It’s been years since we last left the characters of the original films. Will and Elizabeth now have a son named Henry. Henry believes he has found a way to end their curse by finding the mythical Trident of Poseidon. However, to accomplish this they would need to recruit Captain Jack Sparrow. Will dismiss his son’s silly idea.

More year pass and now young Henry is a solider in the Royal Navy. While out sailing the seas, Henry and the rest of his naval crew cross paths with Captain Salazar. Captain Salazar wants Captain Jack, and allows Henry to live in order to let Jack know that he’s after him.

Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites)..Ph: Film Frame..© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Meanwhile Captain Jack is still alive and well and up to mischief as usual. He crosses paths with a young lady named Carina who had just escaped a death sentence for witch craft.

Carina learns about Henry and his quest for the Trident and offers to help him. She has a diary from her unknown father that might be able to help him.

Captain Salazar, in his quest to find Captain Jack, destroys Captain Barbossa’s fleet and recruits him to help track down and capture Captain Jack.

It seems like every one is after Captain Jack. Time is of the essence. He needs to find the Trident before it’s too late. To do that he’ll have to cross the sea, battle sharks and make their way down to the ocean floor.

Will they succeed? Will Captain Jack FINALLY be caught? To find out you need to pick up (or download) a copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Look for him where ever movie are sold.

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

There are plenty of bonus materials to check out. Normally I watch bonus features, but I haven’t had a chance to watch any of these – yet.

BLU-RAY & DIGITAL in HD:

  • Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”
    • A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.
    • Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.
    • The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.
    • First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.
    • Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.
    • Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock ‘n’ roll royalty.
    • An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” — the movies, the ride and beyond.
  • Bloopers of the Caribbean
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Highwayman
    • Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack
    • A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb
    • Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”

DVD:

  • First Mate Confidential

First and foremost the special effects in this film are really cool. The franchise has always had fun special effects, but they are especially interesting in this film.

I loved seeing Bloom and Knightly reprise their roles. I honestly never thought I’d ever see them in another Pirates film.

Depp is always a delight to watch in his role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Frankly, it’s his character that keeps me coming back to watch more Pirate films. His character adds so much humor to these films.

As for this film, I think the film makers are just trying too hard to hold on to the success of the original Pirates of the Caribbean film. Don’t get me wrong, this film is entertaining, but it also feels “forced” (if you know what I mean?). There is a story line, but most of the film is about Captain Jack escaping from situations – as is typical for Pirates of the Caribbean film. Instead of taking a minute or two for Jack to escape being beheaded, the scene runs on for several minutes.

The film did end in such a way to elude that there could possibly be yet another sequel. To date I have not heard about a sixth film in the franchise, but I guess the ending leaves that door opened.

If you are a fan of the franchise you’ll enjoy this fun film. It won’t win any awards, but it’s still entertaining.

Ph: Peter Mountain..© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

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