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|Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
April 11, 2017
- "To release the power of the sea, all must divide..."
Henry is on a mission. As a young sailor in the British navy, he has dedicated his life to the sea, learning all about its lore and legends. He hopes to one day find the Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact said to give its bearer the power to control all oceans. It is only with the Trident that Henry can free his father, Will Turner, from a terrible curse.
Carina, a brilliant astronomer, has uncovered a secret: the Map No Man Can Read, the map that leads straight to the Trident of Poseidon, is hidden in the stars. With her knowledge of the heavens, Carina seeks the Trident not only to prove herself as a scientist, but also to unravel a great mystery about where she came from and who she truly is meant to be.
Captain Jack Sparrow could really use the Trident of Poseidon. An old enemy―the ghostly Captain Salazar―has been unleashed on the seas, dead set on killing every pirate he crosses and seeking revenge against Jack. Only the Trident of Poseidon can save Jack from the ruthless pirate killer's attack.
Differences between the film and the bookEdit
- Elizabeth Swann appears at the beginning before Henry goes to the sea in order to meet his father at the Flying Dutchman. She asks him if he is awake, and as he doesn't answer, she simply leaves his room thinking that he is asleep.
- The novel heavily implies that Bootstrap Bill Turner doesn't form part of the crew of the Flying Dutchman anymore, leaving his fate unclear. In the film, he is never mentioned nor referenced.
- The main story is set seven years after the opening scene, not nine years like in the film.
- It's mentioned that Henry's obsession with Jack Sparrow was a running joke among the Monarch's landsmen. It's also implied that Henry's distraction was a punishment not only for him, but for all the landsmen in general.
- First Officer Wade doesn't appear in the novel.
- During the chase across the sea the Ruddy Rose strikes her colors in an attempt to surrender. When the crew of the Monarch continues firing at the pirate ship, the Rose sails into the Devil's Triangle.
- Captain Toms' conversation with Henry and Cole is depicted longer than in the film.
- Armando Salazar kills Captain Toms by stabbing him with his sword, not by breaking his neck and later throwing his corpse into the fire like in the film.
- The old pirate gets killed by Salazar, not by one of his officers.
- Some of the backstory of Lieutenant John Scarfield, who is named John Scarfield like in The Brightest Star in the North: The Adventures of Carina Smythy, is explored, including his desire to fight in the West Africa wars.
- The backstory of Mayor Dix, including his former service in the British Royal Navy and his wishes to became known with the opening of the Royal Bank of Saint Martin, is also explored.
- It's stated that the whole crew of the Dying Gull is aware and recalls the events of their previous adventures with Jack Sparrow, including their adventure against Hector Barbossa's cursed crew, their escape from the Pelegostos Tribe of Isla de Pelegostos, their involvement in Sparrow's rescue from Davy Jones' Locker and the quest for the Fountain of Youth.
- Lieutenant Scarfield condems Henry to be executed for being a coward as he apparently escaped from the Monarch, not for treason, so Carina Smyth says to Henry that she thinks that he isn't a coward instead of a traitor.
- The novel explains Salazar's past much further than the film, revealing that his father was an Admiral of the Spanish Royal Navy and that his mother died in a workshop following his father's arrest for corruption. Furthermore, in the novel, Salazar's father is instead described as being killed by Salazar himself after his return from prison, rather than pirates as in the film. However, unlike the film, the novel doesn't mention Salazar's grandfather.
- When Carina jumps into the water in order to reach Hangman's Bay via swimming, while Henry saw her ankles, he never comments it, while Jack never answers to him that he could have seen more of Carina's body if he remained silent.
- The novel ends with Jack recovering his position as Captain of the Black Pearl and sailing towards his loved horizon. Davy Jones' appearance at Elizabeth's lighthouse following the story's end is omitted.