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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow (above) doing his patented shtick in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge.

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Javier Bardem as pirate-basher Captain Armando Salazar (above), who years ago was tricked by a young (and sober) Jack Sparrow.

The thrill is definitely gone from this blockbuster franchise

The latest Pirates movie is notable mainly for a distinct lack of yo-ho-ho's.
May 26, 2017 5:50 AM

NO matter how spectacular a theme park ride may be, it inevitably loses some of its allure after the umpteenth go-around - especially when it entails a two-hour wait for a two-minute ride. Not surprisingly, Pirates of the Caribbean, a multi-billion-dollar blockbuster movie franchise modelled on

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