So, production for the not so highly anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has finally begun in Queensland (Australia! YEAH YEAH, represent). Along with this news, Disney has released the official synopsis for the movie as well.
The synopsis reads as follows;
“Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds if ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (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.”
From this synopsis, Dead Men Tell No Tales is shaping up to be a much needed improvement for the franchise from its predecessor, On Stranger Tides. That being said, it’s just a synopsis and what we actually see on screen may in fact follow in the footsteps of Tides and be awful.
Now let’s all take a moment to appreciate the fact that the movie doesn’t centre around Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s characters, like Bloom at one point suggested it might.
Really, the main thing that stands out to me in the synopsis is the mention of Captain Jack’s “old nemesis”, Captain Salazar. Now it’s been a while since I’ve watched any of the Pirates movies, but I don’t recall any character by this name. I mean, sure Captain Jack has had plenty of enemies, but to call Salazar his nemesis make it seem like a much bigger deal and therefore should have at least gotten some kind of reference in the earlier movies.
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