– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Captain Jack Sparrow’s final adventure is less than two months away. In this film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, his past finally seems to catch up with him in the form of Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem, a man set on revenge. In order to defeat Captain Salazar, Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, must find the Trident of Poseidon. The rest of this article talks about about a couple of interesting plot points that have been revealed about the movie so be warned that there are some potential SPOILERS ahead.

The USA Today released a piece a few days ago that talks about the 10 Movies You Absolutely, Positively Must See this Summer. One of the films on that list is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and it focuses on Henry Turner played by Brenton Thwaites. In the film the son of William Turner is living the pirate life, and like his father, keeps getting into trouble. At one point he in imprisoned by his own crew due to his warnings about Captain Salazar. He is broken out in order to help Jack Sparrow and a young astronomer named Carina Smyth, played by Kaya Scodelario, find Poseidon’s Trident. The USA Today article then goes to talk about Henry’s motivations saying that even though he often gets into trouble, his priority is to free his father from the Flying Dutchman, where William Turner has served as captain since the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End.

This is very interesting as Will Turner spent a lot of time trying to do the same for his father, when he found out that he had been serving on the Flying Dutchman. When talking about this Brenton Thwaites says, “Us young men are always trying to break the curse of our fathers. It will never end.” So this last chapter of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise features Jack Sparrow trying to save himself and a Turner trying to save his father, some things never change.

I like the direction they decided to go with Henry’s character, it does a great job at honoring the past films and characters, while also creating a new generation of characters and stories that they can maybe one day pull out again. I have enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean series so I think future films would be great. Would you like to see more of Jack Sparrow going forward? Or should they definitely wrap it up here?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails into theaters May 26th, 2017.


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Source: USA Today

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.