Taglines: Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon.
Captain Salazar, a deadly ghost escapes the Devil’s triangle with his crew and is taking over the seas in search of his arch-rival and author of all his pain, Jack Sparrow. In the meantime, Jack is approached by a boy who needs to locate the Trident of Poseidon, something he believes only Sparrow can help him find. Carina Smyth an astronomer and horologist joins the team to help them find something she believes her father had always wanted her to find. Jack’s only hope is to find the mythical Trident of Poseidon, who’s master gets control of all the seas, or so it’s said.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (released outside the US as Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge) is a 2017 American swashbuckler fantasy film. It is the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and the sequel to On Stranger Tides (2011). The film is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer serving again as producer.
Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow, Joshamee Gibbs and Hector Barbossa, respectively, while Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario join the cast as Armando Salazar, Henry Turner and Carina Smyth. The film also features the returns of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, following their absence from the previous film.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales grossed $172.6 million in the United States and Canada and $622.3 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $794.9 million, against a production budget of $230 million. The film had a worldwide opening of $271.4 million from 55 markets, with $24 million coming from 1,088 IMAX screens. The film’s six-day opening gross pushed the franchise gross past the $4 billion mark.
Despite being the lowest-grossing film of the series in the US by nearly $70 million, the film became the highest-grossing entry of the Pirates franchise internationally when going by modern foreign-exchange rates, passing On Stranger Tides, which grossed $593.4 million at current rates. Despite weak US totals, Deadline.com noted the film should turn a net profit of around $280 million after factoring together all expenses and revenues.
About the Story
Henry Turner, the twelve-year-old son of Will Turner, boards his cursed father’s ship, the Flying Dutchman, informing his father that the mythical Trident of Poseidon can break his curse, and of his intent to recruit Captain Jack Sparrow for help. Will, however, believes that the trident can’t be found and orders Henry to leave. Will and the Dutchman then disappear back into the sea, but Henry still vows to find Jack Sparrow and the Trident.
Nine years later, Henry is a sailor in the British Royal Navy, but is locked up for attempting mutiny when his ship sails for the supernatural Devil’s Triangle. The ship comes across a shipwreck, the Silent Mary, and are attacked by its ghostly crew led by Captain Salazar. Salazar and his crew kill everyone aboard except Henry. Salazar, seeing a wanted poster of Jack, allows Henry to live so he can deliver a message to Jack that he is coming for him.
In Saint Martin, a young astronomer and horologist named Carina Smyth is sentenced to death for alleged witchcraft but escapes custody. She briefly crosses paths with Jack, who with his crew tries to steal a bank vault, but accidentally drags the entire bank with them and loses the fortune before crashing the building at the town’s exit and escaping. Jack’s crew ends up abandoning him, even Gibbs, who has lost faith in Jack after years of Jack and his crew experiencing nothing but bad luck.
Depressed, Jack trades his magical compass for a drink. However, this betrayal of the compass frees Salazar and his crew from the Devil’s Triangle. Carina learns Henry is looking for the Trident’s location and offers to help him using a diary left by her unknown father. Carina and Jack are both captured and face execution, but are saved by Henry and Jack’s crew, setting sail on the Dying Gull. Carina deciphers that the stars will lead to an island where the Trident is hidden.
Meanwhile, Captain Barbossa hears from his pirate crew that the revived Captain Salazar is killing several pirates at sea, and learns from a sea witch, named Shansa, of the Trident, which could possibly lead him to a new “treasure”. Barbossa and his crew set off to find the Trident themselves, until Salazar and his crew appear and destroy Barbossa’s fleet, but Barbossa manages to talk his way out of being killed by offering to help him find Jack, to which Salazar agrees.
He tells Barbossa that long ago he worked for the Spanish Navy hunting down pirates. However, a young Jack tricked him into sailing into the Devil’s Triangle, cursing his crew. Salazar pursues the Dying Gull, forcing Jack, Henry, and Carina to flee to an island while fighting off Salazar’s cursed sharks, discovering that Salazar’s crew cannot go on land. After saving Jack from a forced marriage, Barbossa allies himself with Jack and provides him his compass, obtained from Shansa. He uses the Sword of Triton to restore the miniaturized Black Pearl, trapped in a bottle by Blackbeard, to its original size.
They all continue their journey to the Trident’s island, with Barbossa taking command of the Pearl once more. During the voyage, Jack and Barbossa realize Carina is the latter’s long-lost daughter. Barbossa tells Jack that he had left her at an orphanage with his diary so she could live a better life, but refuses to tell her her true parentage to keep her beliefs that her father was an astronomer. Jack attempts to use the secret to blackmail Barbossa, but fails.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Brenton Thwaites, Jessica Green, Paul McCartney, David Wenham, Martin Klebba
Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson
Production Design by: Nigel Phelps
Cinematography by: Paul Cameron
Film Editing by: Roger Barton, Leigh Folsom Boyd
Costume Design by: Penny Rose
Set Decoration by: Beverley Dunn, Shannon Gottlieb, Steve Parsons
Art Direction by: John Dexter, Ian Gracie, Jacinta Leong, Tom Nursey, Michael Turner
Music by: Geoff Zanelli
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive conten.
Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
Release Date: May 26, 2017