Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth entry in Disney’s theme park attraction turned film franchise. Sadly, this new entry isn’t just missing Gore Verbinski’s keen direction that made the initial trilogy a smash hit. It’s also missing the basic elements of good storytelling.
Also, the film is pulling in some great names, including Skyfall’s Javier Bardem and “Skins” star Kaya Scodelario, who you saw (sort of) in The Maze Runner.
Johnny Depp’s latest movie, Mortdecai, was released this past weekend, but that’s not good news.
“Pirates” has always been best when mismatching Jack Sparrow with a straight man like Turner, so his son is the next best thing for now.
They’re making a movie about this after all.