In the fifth film in the now iconic Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, Johnny Depp returns to his Oscar-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling antihero Captain Jack Sparrow.
Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle and 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 form an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy.
At the helm of the Dying Gull, his small and shabby ship (because his beloved ship Black Pearl is still encased in a bottle), Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his ill fortune, but also to save his life from the most formidable foe he has ever faced.
He is either the greatest or worst pirate ever, depending upon who is offering their opinion. Down on his luck, Captain Jack is about to face even more dangerous circumstances when he is pursued by his deadliest enemy yet, the ghostly Captain Salazar.
The fearsome Captain Salazar, at the helm of his ship, Silent Mary, is known as ‘El Matar Del Mar’ (‘The Butcher of the Sea’). With his terrifying crew of the undead, Salazar rids the Caribbean of pirates—not only because of his loyalty to the Spanish Crown, but also because of a particular vendetta against one pirate in particular.
A handsome and spirited young sailor in the Royal Navy, Henry is sailing the seas in desperate search of the Trident of Poseidon, the one object which can free his father from an eternal curse.
Carina is a brilliant and strong-willed young mathematician and astronomer, whose beauty is more than matched by her intelligence. Rather than swords or daggers, her ‘weapon’ is Galileo’s Diary, left to her by a father she’s never known. It is a guide to the stars which may become a vehicle to the greatest treasure of them all…one which carries all the power of the seas.
Unlike his fellow pirate Captain Jack Sparrow, Captain Barbossa has been enjoying the riches of a growing empire of piracy, having acquired both the Queen Anne’s Revenge and a mighty sword from the defeated Blackbeard. He now finds himself in a dangerous alliance in a search for the Trident of Poseidon.