‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales’ Review: The Living Should Take the Hint

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man Tell No Tales’ Review: The Living Should Take the Hint

No tale at all would have been an improvement on this exhaustively bland one. There are exactly two good and funny gags in the fifth entry of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. As is the pattern of these films the bits are dragged out a little too long, but for a few brief seconds each, they serve as reminders of the visual wit and energy that pervades Gore Verbinski’s 2003 original. It’s been a series of diminishing returns ever since with the latest film sinking even further into the depths of mind-numbing boredom. We…

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