Even after 14 years and four movies, the appeal of Captain Jack Sparrow hasn’t waned in the slightest, if the reaction to the upcoming “Pirates of the Caribbean” sequel at CinemaCon is any indication.
Disney screened the next installment in the series, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” as part of its Las Vegas presentation. The new film will pit Jack against a former rival named Armando Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his team of undead pirate hunters, who have escaped the Devil’s Triangle and are looking to exterminate Jack and his fellow pirates once and for all. To stop him, Jack goes on a quest to find the Trident of Poseidon, which grants the bearer control over the seas.
And it looks like Disney might have another winner on their hands. Here’s what CinemaCon attendees had to say about “Pirates”:
New “Pirates of the Caribbean” has good pacing, solid action and a menacing villain in Javier Bardem. #CinemaCon2017
— Sean P. Means (@moviecricket) March 29, 2017
The new Pirates of the Caribbean is a big step up from the lifeless 4. Back to the fun myth building, still miss Verbinski’s imprint.
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) March 29, 2017
You might be surprised to hear me say this but I really dug the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Action set pieces are a lot of fun. pic.twitter.com/mluWwqyU8r
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) March 29, 2017
Fans of #PiratesoftheCaribbean will not be disappointed. Pirates 5 is a very fun, action packed adventure w subtle nods to the ride itself.
— Yolanda Machado (@SassyMamainLA) March 29, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a pleasant surprise. Continues the legacy, focuses on the characters and the world.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) March 29, 2017
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) March 29, 2017
Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Takes has most heart since first movie. (1) #CinemaCon2017
— Gregory Ellwood (@TheGregoryE) March 29, 2017
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will hit theaters May 26.