As I mentioned in my review of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, this film introduces new characters into the PIRATES world. One of those is Henry, portrayed by Brenton Thwaites! When we meet Henry, we’ve already learning that he is the son of Will Turner and is trying to break the curse that forces Will to captain the Flying Dutchman. His desire to reconnect with and free his father is what sets the film into motion.
What would a PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film be without Captain Jack Sparrow’s “frenemy” for lack of a better term… Captain Hector Barbossa!?! When we first met Geoffrey Rush‘s character, he was the villainous captain of the Black Pearl, only after he led a mutiny against Jack, the ship’s previous captain. Over the next few movies, we see Barbossa transform from his treacherous self to one willing to help save Jack from Davy Jones’ Locker, and then eventually becoming a privateer with the British Royal Navy. The last time we saw Barbossa, he teamed up with Jack to take on the infamous Blackbeard. So while the Barbossa we meet in DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES still has elements from his previous self, without any spoilers, I’ll let you know that there is something different about the Barbossa we encounter in the fifth film, when he faces off with Captain Salazar.
The first time I watched the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAN MEN TELL NO TALES trailer, all I could think was “Wow, that’s one creepy creep” (Didn’t know Salazar was a ghost yet!). When Javier Bardem plays a villain, he plays a villain well. There is a reason Javier won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as hitman Anton Chigur in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. His portray as Raoul Silva in the James Bond thriller SKYFALL, once again proved that Javier plays a nefarious villain up on the big screen. To me it was no surprise that he’s heading to the high seas as Captain Salazar to face off against the legendary Captain Jack Sparrow.
Such in every pirate story, the tale always features the pirate’s first love… the sea! So of course it should not be a surprise that the PIRATES OF CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES premiere featured not a red carpet… but a BLUE carpet, mimicking the deep sea ocean that Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew often sail upon. While “sailing” down the carpet, everywhere I looked, I saw pirates! Mystic fog rolled along to give a deep sea vibe, as well as the fishermen nets and seaweed that lined the rails. Taking place at the famous Dolby Theater, the DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES premiere was quite an experience, and definitely one to remember!
As you know, over the weekend I attended the Hollywood premiere for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES at the Dolby Theatre. Over the past 13 years, PIRATES has grown into a global phenomenon that has captured the attention of audiences of all ages. Captain Jack Sparrow has become an iconic character in film history. DEAD MEN TELLS NO TALES cements Captain Jack has a household name once again. PIRATES opens this upcoming weekend, on May 26. This is not a film to a miss!