The Prickle (@ThePrickle) May 31, 2017
Meanwhile, Depp’s iconic drunken captain is more cartoonish than ever, resulting in some hilarious action sequences. Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites), an impossibly handsome nautical myth obsessive, seeks to uncurse his father Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). Proto-feminist astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) seeks to find her father. Thus begins the perilous voyage to find the legendary trident of Poseidon, which has the power to release all curses (also never really explained).
Though superficially just another blockbuster franchise cash-in, it does jump off from the previous (fourth) film: can Will Turner reverse the curse of the Flying Dutchman? Is undead pirate supremo Captain Barbossa (Geoffery Rush) set to rule the seven seas forever? The answers may surprise you, and there’s fantastic adventure to be had along the way.