Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Geoffrey Rush, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Paul McCartney
Story: Fantasy action adventure sequel directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, in this fifth installment Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea, including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
Verdict: In this fifth installment of the franchise it tries to recreate the fun and excitement of the original, but sadly it doesn’t really manage to pull it off. For me the magic of this franchise wore off pretty much after the first installment, so maybe I am the wrong person to try and convert into liking this franchise. The humor and drama are just tepid and boring and Depp went overboard with his caricature acting as Jack Sparrow. I wanted to go into it not judging it, but found it really hard not to. There’s nothing new or fresh here and it’s all treaded water, but maybe if you’re a fan of the franchise you’re not going to be too disappointed with this.REVIEWS
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 25)
Will Turner: Henry, what have you done?
Henry: I said I’d find you.
Will Turner: Look at me, son.
Henry: I don’t care.
Will Turner: There’s no place for you on the Dutchman. They know you’re here. Get home to your mother.
Will Turner: Leave now! Before it’s too late.
Henry: I won’t! I’ll never stop. And if you throw me over, I’ll come straight back.
Will Turner: Don’t you see, I’m cursed to this ship?
Henry: That’s why I’m here. I think I know a way to break your curse, to free you from the Dutchman.
Will Turner: Henry, no.
Henry: I’ve read about a treasure. A treasure that holds all the power of the sea. The Trident of Poseidon can break your curse.
Will Turner: Henry, the Trident can never be found.
Henry: I found you.
Will Turner: It’s just a tale.
Henry: Like the tales of you and Captain Jack Sparrow? He will help me find the Trident.
Will Turner: You stay away from Jack. Leave the sea forever. You have to stop acting like…
Henry: A pirate? I won’t stop. I want you to come home.
Will Turner: Henry, I’m sorry, but my curse will never be broken. This is my fate. You must let me go.
[the Dutchman starts sinking, Will takes off his necklace and gives it to Henry]
Will Turner: I love you, son.
[picking up a drawn picture of Jack Sparrow with his sword]
Captain Salazar: Jack Sparrow. Do you know this pirate?
Henry: Only by name. You’re looking for him? Is that a yes?
Captain Salazar: Yes. For too many years the Triangle has cursed us, condemned us to this Hell on Earth. The key to our escape is Jack Sparrow, and the compass which he holds. No need to fear me, boy. I always leave one man alive, to tell the tale. Find Sparrow for me and relay a message, from Captain Salazar.
Captain Salazar: Tell him I’ll behold the daylight again. And on that day, death… death comes straight for him. Would you say that to him, please?
Captain Salazar: I wish I could tell him myself, but dead men tell no tales.
Captain Jack Sparrow: That was not part of the plan.
Carina Smyth: I’m not looking for trouble!
Captain Jack Sparrow: What a horrible way to live.
Gibbs: Face it Jack, bad luck dogs you day and night.
Captain Jack Sparrow: That is a blatant fabrication.
[at that moment a bird dropping lands on Jack’s shoulder]
Captain Salazar: Now, now. It’s time to hunt a pirate.
Henry: Psst. I need to speak with you.
Captain Jack Sparrow: Hand me your sword.
Henry: I don’t have a sword.
Captain Jack Sparrow: What kind of soldier has no weapon?
Henry: I’m currently wanted for treason.
Captain Jack Sparrow: So not the very good kind then.
Henry: I’m looking for a pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow.
Captain Jack Sparrow: Well, today is your lucky day, because I just happen to be Captain Jack Sparrow.
Henry: No, it can’t be. I’ve spent years searching for this? The great Jack Sparrow is not some drunk in a cell. Do you even have a ship? A crew?
[he looks down and sees Sparrow has no pants on]
Captain Jack Sparrow: A great pirate does not require such intricacies.
Henry: Do you know how long I’ve been waiting for this moment? The risks I’ve taken to be here.
Henry: Are you sure you’re the Jack Sparrow?
Captain Jack Sparrow: Real question is, who are you?
Henry: My name is Henry Turner. Son of Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.
Captain Jack Sparrow: Ugh! You’re the evil spawn of them two? Does mommy ever ask about me?
Captain Jack Sparrow: Oh, go on. She call my name in her sleep?
Henry: She never spoke of you.
Captain Jack Sparrow: Are you sure we’re talking about the same people? He’s a cursed eunuch. She’s golden-haired, stubborn, pouty lips, neck like a giraffe, and two of those wonderful…
Henry: Yes! Yes, it’s her.
Henry: The Trident of Poseidon. The treasure to be found with The Map That No Man Can Read.
Captain Jack Sparrow: Never heard of it.
Henry: There is a girl inside this prison, Jack, who holds that map. The moon has turned to blood, the Trident will be found and you could be the one who holds the sea and with it become all that you once were. The great… Jack!
Captain Jack Sparrow: I’m so sorry. Were you still talking? I believe I nodded off a bit.
Henry: One more thing. A message from someone you know, named Captain Salazar.
Captain Jack Sparrow: I once knew a Spaniard named, something in Spanish.
Haifaa Meni: But now you come to me in fear, as the dead have taken command of the sea.
Captain Hector Barbossa: And what would the dead be wanting with me?
Haifaa Meni: Not you, Captain. They’re searching for a Sparrow.
Captain Hector Barbossa: Jack?
Haifaa Meni: Jack will sail for the Trident with a girl and a Pearl.
[as he’s about to be executed]
Captain Jack Sparrow: Guillotine? Sounds French. I love the French. Did you know that they invented mayonnaise? How bad could it be? It’s French, eh?
[he sees what the guillotine actually is]
Captain Jack Sparrow: Oh, well, then. I’ve changed me mind! No, please! Have mercy upon me! I’m a bed-wetter. Oh, come on. I mean, I have to walk upstairs as well for this?
Guard: Bring the basket.
Captain Jack Sparrow: Basket? Why?
Guard: Strap him down!
Captain Jack Sparrow: Here’s an idea. Here’s an idea. Why don’t we try a good old-fashioned stoning, eh? I’d kill to be stoned right now. Gets the crowd involved, doesn’t it? I should like to speak to Victor in Disembowelment. I should like to speak to… I’m not one to complain normally, but this basket’s full of heads.
Henry: From this moment on we are to be allies!
[Henry catches Carina as she’s being hanged]
Carina Smyth: Considering where you left hand is, I’d say we’re more than that!
Captain Salazar: You don’t know who I am.
Captain Hector Barbossa: I’ve heard stories of a mighty Spanish captain, El Matador Del Mar. A man who scourged the sea, hunted and killed thousands of men.
Captain Salazar: No, no, no, no! Men, no. No, no, no, no. Pirates. Pirates.
Captain Salazar: Pirates had infected the seas for generations. Taking the life of my father and his father before. So I vowed to end this plague once and for all. And that is what I did. I destroyed dozens of ships. The last ones joined together to try and defeat me! But they soon realized it was hopeless. Nothing could stop the Silent Mary.
Total Quotes: 25