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Di­rected by Joachim Røn­ning and Espen Sand­berg. Star­ring Johnny Depp, Javier Bar­dem, Ge­of­frey Rush, Or­lando Bloom, Keira Knight­ley

There comes a mo­ment in Pi­rates of the Caribbean: Alimony’s Re­venge when Depp and new­com­ers Or­lando 2.0 (Bren­ton Th­waites) and Keira 2.0 (Kaya Scode­lario) find them­selves be­ing chased by the rot­ting corpse of a shark. That’s right. Not con­tent with hav­ing fig­u­ra­tively jumped the shark dur­ing the mud­dled On

Stranger Tides (2011), this stale, bloated fran­chise has only gone and killed the fish for good mea­sure. It’s more of the same. And the same was bad. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 129 min

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