Dead Men Tell No Tales Analysis

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell no Tales
The best and worst Pirates film is the same film.
The most recent Pirates of the Caribean movie Dead Men Tell no Tales has some of the most interesting and entertaining filmic devices while also having a contrite and contrived narrative that is weakened by poor technical.
The film opens with a small child (Brenton Thwaites). He gets in a boat. He has a map. He paddles out into open waters. He throws a bag of rocks into the ocean; the bag tied to his leg. He waits and jumps in as the bag pulls him deep beneath the water. Intrigue established, the audience has no idea who this kid is. Maybe it’s the child of someone important or maybe this story is an allegory for something else. Before anyone can truly begin to ponder whether or not this movie about to turn really dark into suicide, the child lands on the dock of a sunken ship. Then the ship rises.
This sequence is so well written and shot that it plays out beautifully on the big screen. A good film will always immediately grab the audience and start the narrative. The child creates a mystery and shocks the viewer, but the familiarity of a kid opening the film- a reference perhaps back to the singing child of Dead Man’s Chest- and the legendary ship that rises from the water comes straight from Dead Man’s Chest.
Water rushes off the deck as memories of the previous films rush in and immediately the audience can guess that this is Will’s (Orlando Bloom) son who has dropped
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