‘Pirates Of The Caribbean 5’ Gets Positive Reactions At CinemaCon

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was screened at CinemaCon and has earned some of the best reactions to the franchise since the original.

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of those franchises whose sequels never seemed to be able to capture the kind of magic that the first one did. However, if early reactions from CinemaCon are of any indication, it seems as though Dead Men Tell No Tales is going to be a major return to form for the franchise.

When Disney first announced another Pirates movie, many were skeptical, even though the addition of Kon-Tiki directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg – who claimed that they’d be looking to recapture the tone of the original movie – did raise a bit of optimism. Disney just screened the full movie at CinemaCon, and based on early reactions, it looks like the Rønning and Sandberg duo succeeded in restoring the franchise to its former glory.

Even with good reception, however, Pirates 5 has its work cut out for it to be successful. Right now, it’s shaping up to be the second-most expensive movie in the franchise after its ridiculously overbudget predecessor On Stranger Tides on a $320M production budget, which itself is about $70M more than Disney was initially targeting for the movie. It’s also the first sequel to the franchise in 6 years, and the last time a successful Johnny Depp-led vehicle tried that, we got Alice Through The Looking Glass – one of Disney’s biggest bombs of 2016. But given that there’s a big enough audience that actually wants another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel (whereas nobody was really all that keen on another Alice In Wonderland movie to begin with), I’d say that their chances of success are a lot higher this time around.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sets sail on May 26, 2017. The film stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brendon Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Geoffrey Rush, and Orlando Bloom. Plans for potential sequels are still in place.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter