By: Nazia Adnin
The plot is complex and dark with common elements from the first movie. The movie features the tales of young Jack. As consequence of his past life Jack faces the “Dead Man” aka Captain Salazar played by Javier Bardem. Captain Salazar is an accursed soul who is stuck in the sea as decomposed ghost for decades and wants the sea to rid of all pirates. On the other hand Henry Turner (Brenton Thwaites) wants to bring back his father (Orlando Bloom) out of the commitment to the Flying Dutchman that’s kept him away from his family for the past 20 years. In order to do that young Henry teams up with Jack and amateur astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario) who’s been sentenced to death because she’s a woman who practices science, and therefore a witch. And everybody is racing to acquire the Trident of Poseidon to fulfill their wishes. The “Black Pearl” returns and sails on the ocean. There is a little subplot for Barbosa. This character depicts the emotional elements of the movie. The sudden cameo of Paul McCartney is very brief and unclear. Presence of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly for few moments at the end was not satisfying enough for long time fans of the franchise.
Nonetheless, if you are looking for fun and wittiness of Captain Jack Sparrow this is a movie for you to watch on weekend with friends or family. Therefore, I give this movie a 2.5 star out of 5.