Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) – Swashbuckler Reunites and Returns to the Seas

February 5, 2018 7 Comments

When Disney decides to reunite and return with another adventure for the ‘Pirates’ gang, this girl is one who sits up and takes notice. Like so many of the films I add to my must-see list, this is one I intended to see on that glorious big screen, but alas, I didn’t make it. 

Instead, I settle for the option of seeing this one once it arrives to DVD. A wait that is indeed worth it all. 

FILM REVIEW | Pirates of the Caribbean, the Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) – A Return to the Classic Swashbuckler!

When it comes to this franchise, its had ups and downs. But none of those flounders have been so bad as to stall the continuation of the series. As I (finally) watched ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ I was brought back to the swashbuckling magic of the origin film. There is just something about this fifth installment that reminds me of where it all began. 

I think the primary reason for this is that the story works so well as a good “old-fashioned” swashbuckler rather than trying too hard to be a high-stakes, high-actioner film. Don’t misunderstand, this film still boasts plenty of unbelievable feats, but then, this wouldn’t be a proper box office film if it didn’t, right? 

A great pirate does not bother with such intricacies. – Captain Jack Sparrow 

The important components are all here. High-seas action, lovely costuming, a hint of romance, sacrifices and of course, last but not least, Captain Jack Sparrow (who actually marries in this installment??). 

You can read my official, formal review on Silver Petticoat (links below). Tell me, did you see this one? If so, what’d you think??

(This post does contain affiliate links; I may receive a small commission if you order through this link. Read the disclosure page for details.) You can purchase or rent ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ on Amazon Video or buy it on Blu-ray or DVD.


Beware, spoilers! 

Of late, the box office is infiltrated with either remakes or some form of a “sequel” (even if they are four films removed from the originals). Even still, audiences make a success of them. One such success of 2017 is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth series’ film to come from the franchise. Back in our lives is the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, and despite his scoundrel ways, we’re thrilled about this. Review the review in its entity on Silver Petticoat Review →

Content: there is some action violence, and (covert) sexual innuendo. The film is rated PG13.

About Rissi JC

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Carissa Miller February 6, 2018 at 3:35 am

    I ended up loving this one more than I thought I would. Have to say Henry's the perfect combination of his parents. I also have to say I didn't see the twist coming with Carina.

    • Rissi February 15, 2018 at 4:41 am

      Henry is the perfect combination of his parent's. In looks and personality; casting directors certainly did a good job in choosing this actor too!

      Like you, I so enjoyed this one, Carissa. Cannot wait to see where the franchise goes from here.

      …glad to have you stop by. :)

  • Lauren Stoolfire March 2, 2018 at 1:55 am

    I actually got to see this at the theater and it was so much fun to see on the big screen. :)

    • Rissi March 14, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      (Apologies for the reply delay, Lauren.)

      I've not seen any of these on the big screen, but did always want to. Oh, well! :)

  • Lisa Richards/alterlisa March 10, 2018 at 2:39 am

    I really enjoyed JD in most shows I've seen him in. So glad to see that this movie in the series is pretty good.

    • Rissi March 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm

      It's super entertaining, Lisa! Hope you enjoy if you ever see it. :)

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