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What is necessary to know before seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales?

The first three films form the trilogy of Jack, Elizabeth, and Will, which culminates in Will being turned into the captain of the Flying Dutchman. Also, at the end of the third film, Barbossa steals ...
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Why does Dead Men Tell No Tales have a different title in the UK?

First time here; I discovered this thread via Google whilst trying to find the answer of the film's renaming myself. Having not found anything conclusive, I did some more digging and believe I've ...
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Why does Dead Men Tell No Tales have a different title in the UK?

Besides the two possible reasons for name changes that Nathan mentions in his answer (avoiding obscure references and sensitivity to recent events), there is a third possibility: legal disputes over ...
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Where did Jack get his compass from?

We don't know. There is no official explanation as to why both different events have happened. We can only theorize. As the other answer says, Jack may have won the compass twice, but I disagree (as ...
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Did Will neglect his duty of ferrying the dead?

I concur with Mac, that Will was able to fulfill his duty (at least to a great degree), but disagree with the conclusion that the barnacles directly correlate with the dereliction of said duty. Now I ...
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Is the post credits scene of At World's End canon?

The script to At World's End indicates that the curse allows for one day ashore every 10 years: Regarding Jones: And every ten years... ...him could come ashore... ...to be with she who ...
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How does Captain Jack Sparrow know about "Spaghetti Wolves"?

Jack knew about spaghetti the same way he knew about every other anachronistic phrase he used. The TvTropes page for 'Anachronism Stew' for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is so long that they ...
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Who gave Jack the compass?

I don't believe the conversation explicitly states that Tia Dalma gave the compass to Jack, but rather suggesting it was because of her, that he now has it. TIA DALMA: The Compass you bartered from ...
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Is there an explanation for the Barbossa & Trident situation?

The order of events I think you're confusing what Barbossa knew when he first encountered the book, and what he knew when he's on the island with Carina. So I'll list it chronologically: Barbossa ...
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Did Will neglect his duty of ferrying the dead?

I imagine that Will Turner was able to (for the most part) fulfill his duty as captain of the Dutchman ferrying souls but after 10+ years when we see him at the beginning of Dead Men I'm sure that the ...
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Does Jack's compass still work?

Probably. It's never explicitly confirmed to still work, but there's also little to no reason to think that it wouldn't. The compass has been used for many different plotlines, and it has never been ...
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Is it a curse to ferry the souls of the dead?

The reason Will's position as Captain of the Flying Dutchman can be considered a curse because of the contextual material. Will wants nothing more than to be home, with his family. However, he is ...
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Where did Jack get his compass from?

According to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Jack Sparrow got compass from Tia Dalma. Tia Dalma: The Compass you bartered from me. It cannot lead you to dis? According to Pirates of the ...
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What happens to Will Turner's heart?

It is assumed to be back inside him As you note: Davy Jones put a curse on his heart, making sure that anyone who destroys the heart must remove their own heart, and preferably keep in in a box. ...
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Why did Carina Smyth feel lucky to be a woman?

Because it's the map no man can read. But she's a womam rather than a man, so she presumes she can read it.
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How does Captain Jack Sparrow know about "Spaghetti Wolves"?

We see Jack travel to Singapore, and the Brethren Court are made up of pirates from all over the world. So it's not unreasonable that Jack heard of (or even ate) spaghetti and wolves in his many ...
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How does Captain Jack Sparrow know about "Spaghetti Wolves"?

The Timekeeper was originally made in Holland. The watchmaker was also an alchemist. Instead of making it an ordinary watch, he gave it the ability to alter time. Although there is currently ...
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Does Jack's compass still work?

In the last scene of "Dead Men Tell No Tales", Jack looks at the compass and if I'm correct, it still does not point perpendicular to the shadow in it. Assuming it's sunset, that would mean ...
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What is necessary to know before seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales?

I found this on reddit: There's one side character of PotC4 that comes back in PotC5, but apart from that, you don't need to have watched on stranger tides to be able to follow Dead men tell no tales
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