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First reactions to 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' at CinemaCon

Associated Press logo Associated Press 3/29/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, speaks underneath a timeline of Walt Disney Studios' upcoming film releases during their presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, speaks underneath a timeline of Walt Disney Studios' upcoming film releases during their presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Walt Disney Studios unveiled the fifth installment in their "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise "Dead Men Tell No Tales" Tuesday night at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.

Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, addresses the audience during their presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, addresses the audience during their presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Initial reactions from those in attendance were largely positive, celebrating a return to form for the franchise and the well-done VFX.

Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, speaks about the box office performance of their film "Beauty and the Beast" during their presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Dave Hollis, executive vice president of theatrical exhibition sales and distribution for Walt Disney Studios, speaks about the box office performance of their film "Beauty and the Beast" during their presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Gizmodo writer Germain Lussier wrote that it was the best since the first, adding that while that isn't saying much, it does occasionally capture that magic. Collider.com editor in chief Steven Weintraub praised the action set pieces and said it was better than the fourth.

The swashbuckling film sees the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa and introduces a new young cast in Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario. It hits theaters on May 26.

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