The opening sequence of Dead Men Tell No Tales finds young Henry (Lewis McGowan) rowing out to sea, tying a bag of rocks to his leg and plunging into the sea – where he lands on the deck of the sunken Flying Dutchman and we learn that he is the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom).
From there we shift to Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his crew robbing a bank – an effort that takes a hilarious path.
It’s a true pity that the rest of the movie couldn’t have been as inventive.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is a collection of pretty pictures, great VFX (lovely 3D!) and a handful of moving moments, a few good laughs and some genuine wit – all enshrouded in many, many, many moments that threaten an unexpected bout of nap attack.
The story of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is one that, if it weren’t true, would be thought too ridiculous to film. The kingpin of Boston crime was actually an FBI informant when the FBI was trying to take down the Boston Mafia – by playing the FBI he helped take them down while being given the freedom to build his own criminal empire.
Johnny Depp once again disappears into a role as he brings Bulger to life.
To say that Johnny Depp’s performance, as Boston Mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in Black Mass is his best performance in years, really isn’t saying much. The number one problem with this film is that there’s no range in his performance and you can almost see him thinking “This is going to get me some award nominations.”
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has begun production in Queensland, Australia. Johnny Depp returns to the role that made him a box office giant .
On Dead Men Tell No Tales, the ghost of an foe returns to plague Jack even s his luck is in a downward spiral.
Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites and Golshifteh Farahani join the Captain Jack Sparrow Saga. Geoffrey Rush, Kevin R. McNally and Stephen Graham return. Dead Men Tell No Tales is directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning (Kon-Tiki). For more, follow the jump.