“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” – A Review

Maria H. (ndm#130) (2249 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin’ wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life – A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects – create~inspire~share.


 

Yo, ho, yo ho….a new Pirates movie is here!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesIt has been years since I have indulged in a Pirates movie, so I was excited to be able to see “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with my Neurotic Disney Daughter (NDK). I knew enough about the franchise to see this movie, which I think is important, if this is your first ever Pirates film.

This movie is full of fabulous special effects. Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, is definitely a curious image. While you really aren’t sure what is going on with him, his backstory is revealed in the movie and you will understand why little, black, ash-like particles float around him – and why he is half missing!

Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scodelario and Henry, played by Brenton Thwaites, bring a new generation into the Pirates franchise. Even though it is said this is the final movie, something tells me there could be room for just one more.

My Opinion

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” jumps right into the water, almost literally, with action, adventure and dead men. Captain Jack (Johnny Depp) shows up as the best staggering, drunken pirate you know. While this movie had a few “edge of your seat” moments, it really just isn’t the best movie I’ve ever seen. It was just good. There were laughs and plenty of dead pirates, but it was fairly predictable, which isn’t something you want in a really good movie. I loved the cameo of Paul McCartney – be sure to keep your eye out for him!

What Parents Should Know

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is PG-13 for a reason. While colorful language is fairly nonexistent(nothing I remember at least), there is adult humor, but even that is fairly scarce.  It’s mostly time-relevant adult humor  (“I saw her ankles!” in reference to girls being fully covered back then). This movie earns its PG-13 status from that other thing Pirates do – kill each other. There is a LOT of that going on. While not overly gory, seeing a sword pop through a pirate’s back is enough for the squeamish to cringe just a little. As always, you are your child’s best judge – you know what they can handle. NDK rarely watches scary or overly dramatic movies. She handled this one well. But check out what she has to say in her NDK Review!

The NDK Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales, is about Will Turner’s son, Henry  and astronomer, Carina, who are searching for Capt.Jack Sparrow, who can help them find Poseidon’s Trident. Poseidon’s Trident will fix all the curses of the sea.

Henry Turner is the son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. The reason why he wants the trident is that he wants to free his father from the Dutchman. Carina is an astronomer who has no memory of her father, but, she is sure that he wants her to find Poseidon’s Trident because of the “Map No Man Can Read” he gave to her as a baby. She is sure to know who her father is if she can figure it all out.

I was not a very big fan of Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man Tell No Tales, but, there were some parts that I thought were funny. I wasn’t a big fan because there was a lot of killing going on here. I’d have to say my favorite part was the ending, but don’t think I’m giving away the ending!

My least favorite part is probably when Salazar appears for the first time in the movie. Salazar is a Spanish captain who hated pirates. He was very creepy! The reason why he hates Capt. Sparrow is because…wait, you are making me spoil the movie!

This movie is rated PG-13, but, if your younger Pirates of the Caribbean lovers want to see the movie, jump on board! Any little pirate wanna-be will love this movie!( Just make sure you watch all the other pirate movies, too! I didn’t!) It wasn’t that bad, there may be a few close your eyes moments. It was good.

Overall

If you are a Pirates fan, then yes, you must see the movie. There are surprises worth seeing, I promise. And remember to stay through the credits – you won’t want to miss this final scene!