Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review + Premiere Pics #PiratesLifeEvent

New Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Featurette #PiratesLife #PiratesOfTheCaribbean

I have been a fan of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise since the beginning. I believe that I have seen every single one of the films in the theater, too. You guys know how much I love to travel to the Caribbean and there is just something so magical and fun about the life of a pirate {the fictionalized Disney version, of course}. The setting. The lifestyle. The rum. The whole thing just draws me in. 😉 And, Johnny Depp. Is he not the perfect pirate? I was fortunate enough to get to travel to LA to see the Hollywood premiere of the latest installment in the franchise, which hits theaters everywhere on May 26th, courtesy of Disney. Now I am sharing pictures from the premiere and my opinions with you. Read my review, watch the movie for yourself and let me know if you agree with my Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review in the comments section below.

Since the movie is not out yet, I am going to share with you more about how the movie made me feel than about actual things that took place, scenes, actors involved, etc. So, I am going to try my absolute best to include NO SPOILERS!! But I will include things that you can get from the trailer. Know in advance, though, that there are surprise guests, and many things are unveiled that change the franchise as we know it. You may also be moved to tears in at least one place. And definitely stay in your seat through the credits or important things will be unseen and you will miss out.

So, firstly, I LOVE the addition of Javier Bardem. Admittedly, I am a bit partial to him anyway {okay, I am very, very partial to him}, but I think he brought a lot to the movie. He is really creepy, probably the scariest adversary that Jack Sparrow has ever faced. There are a ton of special effects in this movie – many of them intrical to Javier Bardem’s scary appearance. Now, I am a total enjoyer of special effects – as long as they are good. I love all of the Marvel super hero movies and I really just don’t think they would be as good without the special effects. The same applies to this movie. A lot of it was shot in the studio, so the actors really had to be on their game and use their imagination and skill to sell it. And they so did.

And Kaya Scodelario’s character is perfect. Carina Smyth is no damsel in distress. Though she hasn’t had the easiest life, she is scrappy, smart and very self assured in a male dominated world. Her empowered character shines and Scodelario, as an actress, is perfect. Admittedly, I was not very familiar with her work before seeing this movie, but I am definitely a fan now and look forward to seeing more projects with her in leading roles in the future.

For me, Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the best movie in the franchise. Hands down. I know this because I rewatched all of the other Pirates movies before going to LA to see this one. So they are all fresh on my brain. Both Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are fabulous, as always, and I just know that you people are going to love this movie like I did!

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters everywhere May 26th!Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

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Check out the rest of my pictures from the premiere on Flickr and read about my red carpet experience here!

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. Robin rue says

    I’m so excited for this movie! It is going to be sooooo good.

  2. That is really cool that you got to go to see this movie I had a time. I would love to see this movie and I cannot wait till it comes out. It looks like it’s going to be a really good one.
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  3. This is so exciting! I can’t wait to watch the movie. My favorite actor Johnny Depp – yes, he’s a real pirate to me !!!

  4. I love the Pirates Of the Carribean movies! I think I missed out on the last one, so first need to catch up and then see the new one!
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  5. I am so super excited for this movie. Thanks for sharing your review. I agree, Javier is the bomb!
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  6. I can’t wait to see this installment in the franchise. I’m so excited at all the new characters, especially Javier Bardem. He is amazeballs.
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  7. This movie looks so good. I couldn’t believe they were keeping on with the franchise, but it’s going to be good! So glad it’s a lot of the same actors!

  8. I love how you talked more about the elements of the movie (like the actors) rather than just the full blown pirate aspect. While I love the ride Pirates of the Caribbean and all things Disney, I could never get into the movies, though I did try!

  9. Ha, I just watched the 1st Pirates of the Caribbean movie over the weekend! I need to watch them to get up to speed so I know what’s going on with this movie.

  10. TColeman says

    I have also been a fan since the very first movie. I can not wait to see this one!

  11. Amy Desrosiers says

    I think it is awesome that you got to meet Johnny Depp. I have not kept up with this franchise but I should!

  12. I love Pirates of the Carribean too but I’m actually behind. I don’t know which one I saw last but I know I missed some. So I’ll have to play catch up before I see this one. I agree Johnny Depp makes an awesome pirate.

  13. I’m glad the actors did such a good job in their roles. I’m excited to see the film for myself for the first time.
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  14. I agree the addition of Javier Bardem is probably awesome! So jealous of your trip… I was following along on social media and it seems like you had an excellent time.
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  15. Claudia Krusch says

    I am so excited to go see this movie. There has been a marathon of all the Pirates movies on this weekend we have been watching. I was so happy when I heard they were making this one.

  16. I can’t wait to see this movie. I have always loved watching Pirates of the Caribbean. They’re one of my favorite movies! I have most of them as well.

  17. My husband and boys will probably be going to see this movie. They love Pirates of the Caribbean.
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  18. Elizabeth O. says

    Thanks for not posting any spoilers. I am very much looking forward to seeing this movie! It’s nice that you enjoyed the film.

  19. The Pirates movies are so much fun! My family watches them all in the theatre so we get the best experience.
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  20. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    This is going to be another great movie for sure! I am a big fan of Johnny Depp and to see him together in a movie with Javier Bardem is really something to look forward to.

  21. Wow! What an amazing experience to see the premier! Glad you had so much fun! Can’t wait to see the movie!
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  22. Our Family World says

    Okay, I am so ready and excited for this movie. What a great cast this time. Johnny Depp and Javier Barden! Wow.

  23. I can’t wait to see this! I love Javier Bardem, and I am so pumped he is in this one. I love these movies! Johnny Depp totally makes the perfect pirate!
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  24. The Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise is a fabulous collection of movies. Johnny Depp is a great actor. I look forward to seeing this movie.
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  25. What fun to be able to review the Movie . I would love to see this !

  26. We will be there to see this flick soon! I can’t wait to see how they bring back some of the storylines.

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