Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Mr. DAPs Home Entertainment Review

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesJack Sparrow is down on his luck. It just seems like nothing is going the right direction for him. Henry is looking for Jack Sparrow to break the curse placed on his father… William Turner. William isn’t the only one looking for Captain Jack Sparrow though. Captain Salazar, who’s life was destroyed by Jack Sparrow, also is searching for the infamous pirate. He wants to destroy jack. The only way for Jack to survive is through the Trident of Poseidon. Soon Jack finds himself on yet another adventure with Henry and a headstrong astronomer on a quest to find the Trident. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the latest adventure for Captain Jack Sparrow. But will it be his last?

 

Quality

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a beautiful film. It features different locations from around the world. There are some absolutely stunning locations. Throughout this film the beauty of the sea is showcased. However, sometimes this is done in a way that is digital. The downside is that it shows too much digital and not enough nature. The result is a fantastic looking film with a few blemishes. Other than these digital gaffs, this is an awesome looking film. The sound quality is definitely a winner. The sound design coupled with the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack makes for an incredible listening experience.

Extras

The extras included with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales were very enjoyable to watch. In some ways, they were more enjoyable than the movie itself. There is a solid set of extras and each of them should be watched. Here is what is included with the bonus features:

  • Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”
    • A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.
    • Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.
    • The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.
    • First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.
    • Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.
    • Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock ‘n’ roll royalty.
    • An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” — the movies, the ride and beyond.
  • Bloopers of the Caribbean
  • Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
  • Deleted Scenes
    • Highwayman
    • Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack
    • A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb
    • Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”

While I enjoyed all of these extras, my favorite was probably the one with Paul McCartney talking about Uncle Jack. I really enjoyed this part of the movie and the extra was even more awesome. It was amazing to hear the backstory behind this scene and see how it came to be. Javier Bardem’s extras were also pretty incredible. After watching these extras it made me want to watch the movie over again!

Final Thoughts

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is far from being a perfect movie. In fact, some of it is just downright disappointing after the stellar moments that have come before it in the franchise. Despite that, it is a fun film. Despite its imperfections, this is a film that still is enjoyable to watch. Add a fun collection of extras and this makes for a wonderful evening of movie-watching. This is definitely worth getting for your Disney library. It is a fun flick, even if it is flawed.

About the Author:

Mr. DAPs is the founder of DAPs Magic continues to run its day to day operations. He can be regularly found at Disneyland donning his hat and bow tie as he takes pictures and enjoys the Happiest Place on Earth. He is also a host on Geeks Corner – the Webshow and anchors news stories for DAPs Magic’s YouTube channel. You can also find him posting regularly on Twitter and Instagram. He’d love to connect with you so make sure and say hi!

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