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Early Reactions to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Are Here and They’re Surprisingly Positive

When Pirates of the Caribbean debuted in 2003 with The Curse of the Black Pearl, the swashbuckling epic became an instant hit, both in box office and critical reception. The first entry of what is now a five-part franchise started the film series on the right foot, thanks to its exciting story, impressive visuals, and excellent performances from Johnny Depp as the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, and Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Swann.

The succeeding sequels, however, proved to be a different case for the franchise. While the next three installments were still box office juggernauts (Dead Man’s Chest and On Stranger Tides have grossed more than $1 billion each worldwide), it’s the movie critics who were no longer enjoying the antics of these overly long and joyless follow-ups. Their disjointed stories and too much characters made the series tough to follow, and after the disappointing On Stranger Tides, it looked like the franchise has finally docked and never to set sail again.

When news of a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean film surfaced the internet, many were skeptical about its return. Even with its spectacular trailer looking all set to breathe fresh air to an already struggling franchise, its comeback is still confronted with pessimism. Thankfully, some people got the chance to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ahead of everyone when it was screened at CinemaCon last month. And if you were one of those wishing for directors Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning to turn the tide for the fifth chapter would be pleased to know that DMTNT debuted to a positive reception from the audience, with some people claiming it as the best Pirates film since the first one.

Take a look at their mini reviews of the film via Twitter.

Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to hit theaters on May 26. Joining Depp’s return onto the high seas again are Orlando Bloom as Will Turner, Geoffrey Rush as Captain Barbossa, Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, and Martin Klebba as Marty. Newcomers Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Stephen Graham, Golshifteh Farahani, and Sir Paul McCartney round out the rest of the cast.

Source: Screen Rant

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