This latest rendition of the legend turns the famed king into a street criminal (played by Charlie Hunnam), energetically punching and slapping his way through a snappily edited, grimy old England with his mates – I suppose it goes without saying this is a Guy Ritchie movie?
Along the way, there also appear to be elephants, giant eagles, giant snakes and – because this is a wannabe franchise-starting blockbuster in the 21st century – prophecies of greatness.
Plus, the supporting cast is strong – Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors"), Joan Cusack and Wanda Sykes are all aboard, as well – and the crew behind the camera is just as solid, with the talented Jonathan Levine ("50/50") directing, Katie Dippold co-writing ("Spy," "Ghostbusters") and Paul Feig producing.
Plus, it looks like "Baywatch" is going the "21 Jump Street" meta route – and that movie seemed like a terrible idea too before we saw it.
Sure, the story sounds like a retread of the previous films – a band of malicious undead midshipmen are after Depp's drunken doof, who's after a priceless fantastical artifact – and Captain Jack's worn out his welcome since about three films ago.