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CinemaCon: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Pleases Exhibitors

Amid a myriad of slot machines at Caesars Palace, Disney’s showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” on Tuesday left exhibitors in an upbeat mood for representing close to a sure thing.

“That’s the movie people have been waiting for,” said one. “I loved the special effects and the story felt fresh.”

Disney’s presentation of the screening, which at the end of the second day of CinemaCon, started 30 minutes late as Paramount’s earlier presentation ran longer than scheduled. Disney’s distribution chief Dave Hollis first gave a short recap of the studio’s record year of $7.6 billion worldwide, noted that “Beauty and the Beast” had eclipsed $700 million and offered  a relatively brief update of the upcoming slate.

No stars took the stage and Hollis did not engage in the typical CinemaCon hyperbole, though he did point out mater-of-factly that the four previous “Pirates of Caribbean” had grossed more than $3.7 billion combined. The swashbuckler series launched in 2003 with “The Curse of the Black Pearl.”

“Dead Man Tell No Tales” stars Johnny Depp as the wisecracking Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa and Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar. Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario play the new characters, Henry Turner and Carina Smyth and Orlando Bloom returns as Will Turner. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg directed.

Several exhibitors said they were particularly impressed by the depiction of the undead pirate hunters led by Bardem and Depp’s offbeat portrayal, noting that he again was channeling Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.

The film — the first since 2011’s “On Stranger Tides” — will be released May 26.


I’m noticing stuff again O_O

So, if Barbossa is on the Silent Mary when Salazar goes after Jack, Carina and Henry in the dinghy, are there still some of Salazar’s men on the ship keeping an eye on Barbossa when Salazar goes ashore to confront Carina (or Henry) on the beach? There is also a rumour that Carina is Barbossa’s daughter, so if Salazar was to release the sharks on her, Jack and Henry, it would make Barbossa feel even more helpless.  

So, after the special screening of Dead Men Tell No Tales at Cinema Con, the comments from critics have been largely positive. One Critic stated that it was the best one since Curse Of The Black Pearl, and someone else said “It is a big step-up from the fourth movie”. Meanwhile, the rest of us have to wait another 58 or so fucking days before WE can see it!!

millin21  asked:

Donnie, whenever I see Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean, I always think of April. They have so much in common. Strong willed, fiercely independent, and a powerful determination. (And stubborn as heck XD ) I just thought I'd share that)

You know, I see it. It would be just like April to pretend to be someone else and then foil the plan by the bad guys. It would be like her to jump in the water to avoid marrying a jerk.

She’d probably drink all the rum too.

Along their quest for revenge, the terrifying Captain Salazar and his deadly
ghost sailors always leave one man left alive to tell the tale.
—  “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Activity Packet.