Official Synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Disney has released the first official synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Captain Jack Sparrow will return to big screen in the 5th installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.  While there may have been a poor critical response to the 4th movie in 2011, these movies continue to be immensely popular overseas so sequels are all but guaranteed.  The first movie, and even a decent portion of the initial trilogy, was fun so hopefully this is a return to form.  I still feel that Jack works best as a catalyst and not as the central figure of the story, but Dead Men Tell No Tales once against puts him front and center.  Fingers crossed that this is decent.  Check out the official synopsis below.

“Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Benton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.”

What do you think of the plot for the latest entry in the PotC franchise?  Share your thoughts below.  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters May 26, 2017.

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