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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Disclosure: Disney hosted me, as a social media influencer, to watch the movie. All opinions in my “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review” are my own. All photos ©Disney.

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Get ready for a swashbuckling good time, Disney has returned with another installment in their Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Without giving away any spoilers, I want to share my take on the film and let you know if Dead Men Tell No Tales is kid friendly. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens everywhere May 26th, 2017.

The Storyline in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

I have to admit, the Pirates movies lost me for a bit in the middle. When the first movie came out in 2003, I was hooked. I loved the music score, the cast and the special effects. Let’s just say, I stopped taking interest around the 3rd film and it felt too long.

Dead Men Tell No Tales kept me on the edge of my seat for all of the good reasons. I was totally engrossed in the storyline, which features the “next generation” characters alongside our favorite pirate – Jack Sparrow (played by Johnny Depp). There was never a dull moment. You had the classic sword fighting, the special effects, a little romance and of course, the rum.

Johnny Depp did a fantastic job bringing Jack Sparrow back to life on the big screen. It’s truly my favorite role to see him play. He brings a lot of dynamic to the character and reminds us why we loved Pirates of Caribbean movies in the first place.

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The Special Effects

In this sequel, we find down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Disney did an amazing job bringing details to the ghost characters with tons of CGI. You got an eerie feeling as you see the physical detail of the ghost pirates. The special effects really help to portray the ghost pirates accurately.

The battle scenes were also amazing to watch. There was no detail left out and the audience doesn’t miss any of the action happening. Props to Disney for bringing the special effects!

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Is Dead Men Tell No Tales kid Friendly?

Ok – here’s where I admit you should think twice before bringing your kids. Since the movie is based after the beloved Disney ride, you can easily assume that it’s safe for kids. I say bring your tween. Your teenager will love it. Leave your little ones at home.

There is no nudity or sexual scenes, some sexual innuendos, but there’s a lot of death. The ghost pirates are scary as well. It would definitely give a young kid too much to think about at bed time. Save this one for the tweens on up!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens this Friday May 26th!


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