Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their Pirates of the Caribbean franchise Dead Men Tell No Tales Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
Initial reactions from those in attendance were largely positive, celebrating a return to form for the franchise and the well-done VFX.
Gizmodo writer Germain Lussier wrote that it was the best since the first, adding that while that isn’t saying much, it does occasionally capture that magic. Collider.com editor in chief Steven Weintraub praised the action set pieces and said it was better than the fourth.
The swashbuckling film sees the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa and introduces a new young cast in Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. It hits theatres on May 26.
Pirates 5 is definitely the best one since the first. Admittedly, that isn't saying much but it does occasionally capture that magic.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) March 29, 2017
Also the action scenes are really well staged and easy to follow. So much better than the last one. #PiratesoftheCaribbean— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 29, 2017
Also new Pirates of the Caribbean the VFX are *really* well done. Had no ending credits so not sure if it has after credits scene.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 29, 2017
New Pirates could be VFX Oscar contender. #CinemaCon2017— Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) March 29, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Takes has most heart since first movie. (1) #CinemaCon2017— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) March 29, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a pleasant surprise. Continues the legacy, focuses on the characters and the world.— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 29, 2017
The new Pirates of the Caribbean is a big step up from the lifeless 4. Back to the fun myth building, still miss Verbinski's imprint.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 29, 2017
Fans of #PiratesoftheCaribbean will not be disappointed. Pirates 5 is a very fun, action packed adventure w subtle nods to the ride itself.— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) March 29, 2017
New "Pirates of the Caribbean" has good pacing, solid action and a menacing villain in Javier Bardem. #CinemaCon2017— Sean P. Means (@moviecricket) March 29, 2017
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