Back in 2003, when the first Pirates film was released, no one knew how familiar the world would become with pirate zombies. No one could have predicted that a series of Disney films would make decomposing swashbucklers part of the furniture of our lives. No one figured that seeing a sea-criminal with only half a head in a 2016 movie trailer would inspire such affection/nostalgia/weariness. But it's a pirate zombie world, friends, and we just live in it.
Some things are different. This time around, the accomplished thesp taking on the baddie role is Javier Bardem rather than Geoffrey Rush or Bill Nighy, and the Orlando Bloom/Sam Claflin hero is played by Brendon Thwaites. Thwaites has the strong eyebrow game of his forebears, and, having starred in Home and Away and Gods of Egypt, is well equipped to appear in a film of complex characters and subtle visual stylistics.
Johnny Depp is nowhere to be seen. This did wonderful things for Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, so there's still hope for POTC:DMTNT.
|What||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales first trailer|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
26 May 17 – 26 Jul 17, Times vary
|Price||£determined by cinema|
|Website||Click here for more details|