“close-up!” Film Blog (column: 22.5.2017)

“Pirates of the Caribbean”: the Reasons for its Success

I) Johnny Depp once again slips into his Oscar-nominated role of daring anti-hero Captain Jack Sparrow.

II) The “Pirates” series proved to be a pioneering phenomenon which shaped pop culture and the zeitgeist and wrote film history. In total, the four previous film hits have brought in more than $3.7 billion at the box office worldwide.

III) In the latest adventure, Johnny Depp is joined by two Oscar winners – Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush – as well as other new and familiar faces.

IV) Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge” is a completely new story on the open sea, mixing fantasy elements with humour and action, just as has been key to the success of the franchise over the past 14 years.

V) The latest event movie was directed by the Norwegian duo Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. The team is known for the Netflix series “Marco Polo” (2014-2016) and the Oscar-nominated epic “Kon-Tiki” from 2012, which tells the true story of the legendary Pacific crossing of Thor Heyerdahl.

Wishing you all a wonderful week of cinema!
by CineMani
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