I thought my interest in the Pirates franchise died in 2011, but this trailer managed to ever so slightly pique my interest. While Dead Men Tell No Tales is still not even close to being one of my most anticipated films of the trailer, I'm no longer convinced that this will be a total disaster. The addition of Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar is an inspired touch, while Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scoledario appear to have a good deal of chemistry. Throw Depp, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom into the mix, and you've got yourself quite a cast. The visuals on display are fairly impressive as well, but after a gloomy and sluggish fourth installment, what appeals to me most is the fast-paced, gleefully ridiculous nature of this trailer. Dead Men Tell No Tales looks like a swashbuckling return to form for Captain Jack and the crew, and if this really is the final installment as advertised, there's a good chance that the Pirates series will be going out on top.
Dead Men Tell No Tales opens on May 26.
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