The fifth title of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise came unexpectedly amid a large number of remakes in Hollywood. Debuting on May 25, the franchise re-creates a style of entertainment similar to the first film, which renews interest in the most popular pirate of recent times.
But before even taking advantage of the feature, news about piracy made the title of the feature ironic. Pirates, not pirates of the sea, but hackers, invaded Disney computers, got the movie, and now they are wanting the company to pay them a large sum of money so they do not release the title online. Disney has already said it will not pay, creating a conflict that will accompany the countdown until the film’s debut on the 25th.
Regardless of the outcome, and given that such an event may still put a little more spice in the mega-production expected by the fans, the fact of “Pirates” remembering the first of the franchise gives new life to the idea that seemed to have expired.
The first of the franchise, “The Curse of the Black Pearl,” was inspired by the attraction of the same name in Disney parks. The film tells the story of Will Turner, played by Orlando Bloom, a blacksmith in love with Elizabeth Swann, played by Keira Knightley. When Elizabeth was a child, she found a medallion amidst pieces of a wrecked ship which, after years, the accursed pirate Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) seeks to possess and makes the young woman his prisoner. Desperate and without more to do, Will decides to hire another pirate to help him rescue his beloved. Thus the audience is introduced to Jack Sparrow, played by Johnny Depp, the famous pirate who gave life to the franchise.
The fact that Jack Sparrow became so famous was surprising to many at Disney studios. For example, one of the company’s former CEOs had been furious when he saw the kind of acting Johnny Depp created and accused him of ruining the film, still asking if the character is gay. The actor, surprised, replied that all the characters he acts are gay. Although Depp believed he was going to be fired, executives decided to see where this would go, and the result was one of Disney’s biggest success franchises, responsible even for revamping the attractions of its parks.
However, the second and third of the franchise left a little line of what the first had created. With increasingly impressive special effects and ever-more complex stories, the following lengths impressed with their visuals, but confused viewers with their entanglements. The pirate’s own curse, which was simple to understand in the first film, becomes more complex and difficult to believe. In addition, scenes that look more like science fiction than belonging to a long adventure, such as the case of a ship that finds a portal to another dimension within the ocean, has left many fans disappointed.
And it is here that the fifth film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, does different. The title recounts the story of the terrible captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) who promises to murder all the pirates in the world, including Sparrow, and features majestic scenes with a more entertaining storyline to entertain, entertaining as well as the first.
(article translated from the original version in portuguese, by Google Translate)