Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales / Salazar’s Revenge
Director: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Cast: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, David Wenham, Golshiften Farahani, Stephen Graham, Martin Kiebba
Henry Turner (the son of Will and Elizabeth) teams up with Captain Jack Sparrow to locate the Trident of Poseidon, which could lift the curse on his father. However, he is in competition with Captains Barbossa and Salazar who desire the same divine object in order to rule the seas. The fifth movie in the series starts over again with some fresh faces behind and front of the camera, and yet, nothing has really changed. The plot is still needlessly complicated, the action scenes are as murky and incomprehensible as ever, and the characters are props again. Captain Jack Sparrow, the best thing in The Curse of the Black Pearl, has become an infuriating and unfunny bore. Johnny Depp, now without a shred of professional pride, plays him as though he is permanently drunk. On a more positive note, this is the shortest movie in the series.