Saw it and have mixed feelings about it.
Visually it was stunning and the directing of the action sequences was great. It definitely deserves some awards for both.
Orm / Ocean Master was a really great villain because you totally understood his point of view and he wasn’t necessarily wrong.
The acting though. . . . . .
Jason Momoa is a force of nature on screen but he’s really only good at being Jason Momoa acting like a bad ass. Ask him to do anything beyond drunken hey bro badass and he is stiff.
But thats nothing compared to Amber Heard. She is utterly gorgeous but she’s equally wooden as an actor. I cringed at so many of her lines.
And whether intentional or not the whole crab army bit near the end had me chanting South Park in my head which took me out of the scene completely. Crab people, crab people. Tastes like crab, talks like people.