I like the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy even though the movies get more ridiculous as they go along. Part of the reason I like them is that despite putting Cook Islands cannibals in the middle of the Caribbean and having Jack Sparrow swing around like Spider-Man, there’s still a worthwhile emotional core with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) going through character arcs with Jack as the wild card. Once you put Jack front-and-center, you lose the firm ground for the rest of your movie.
Having Jack as the lead character in On Stranger Tides was one of the movie’s many problems, and I’m not entirely optimistic about the upcoming sequel Dead Men Tell No Tales. However, Bloom says he could be returning, and the film might be a soft reboot. Hit the jump for more. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opens July 7, 2017.