Johnny Depp’s back as the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow in this sequel to the 2003 smash hit.
This time, Depp – who makes a memorable first entrance – and his crewmates Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) face a new threat in the shape of tenatcle-faced Davy Jones (Bill Nighy), who captains the ghostly ship The Flying Dutchman.
The film spares no time in propelling the viewer into a non-stop barrage of undersea monsters, voodoo rituals, cannibal attacks, slapstick comedy routines and gravity-defying action sequences.
Does any of this make any sense? Not really. Does it matter? Not really, because it’s a blast.
The stars are a hoot, while Naomie Harris as a crazy soothsayer and Stellan Skarsgård as Will’s long-lost dad also make their mark.
A great adventure, this gained four Oscar nominations and deservedly won for best visual effects.