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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

 

Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.

 

Director: Rob Marshall

Writers: Ted Elliott (screenplay), Terry Rossio (screenplay)

Staring: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz and Ian McShane

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Reviews for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

  1. Ira Schwartz says:

    Going against my better judgment, honed from my years of movie going experience, I decided to go see a first run movie over Memorial Day Weekend. Not just any first run movie but the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, “On Stranger Tides.” I expect a crowded IMAX/ 3D theatre with screaming kids and noisy adults abundant. What I got, much to my surprise, was a half empty theatre that became extremely quiet once the movie began. Go figure.

    Now on to the movie itself. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was Captain Jack Sparrows continuing quest to reacquire his true love, the ship the “Black Pearl.” Along the way he is joined by his old friend Captain Barbossa, resurrected wonderfully by Geoffrey Rush, the series new eye candy, Angelica Malon played by heart throb Penelope Cruz and the evil and ominous Blackbeard captured excellently by Ian McShane. In this chapter of the series the group and it seems an endless supply of Spaniards, are hunting for the “Fountain of Youth.”

    Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio’s screenplay moved well but offered no surprises. It did however manage to capture the fun and tenure of the first “Pirates”, something the latter two movies failed to do miserably. The dialogue was crisp, the action ferocious and none stop. But like I said earlier was extremely predictable.

    Rob Marshall’s directing was “spot on” and he did an excellent job choreographing the numerous large scale fight scenes.

    “On Stranger Tides” was Johnny Depps fourth portrayal of the always slightly inebriated Jack Sparrow…oh excused me “Captain” Jack Sparrow. Depp, who I think is one of today’s best actors, seems to bring his old friend back to life with little effort. He dances and stumbles across the screen like a drunken cat but like a cat ALWAYS manages to land on his feet. As usual it was a joy to watch.

    Kevin McNally excellently reprised his role as Depps shipmate and friend “Gibbs.” Giving us yet another needed link to the other three movies and Captain Jack Sparrow’s past.

    The movie was released in IMAX/3D but was not shot in a 3D format. It was converted in post production. While most of the scenes worked well in the converted format, the underwater mermaid scenes in particular, there were several scenes that appeared…flat. But overall the 3D added enormously to the films viewing pleasure.

    I am glad I went to see this in the theatre; its sweeping vistas need to be seen on a big screen and in IMAX/3D if possible. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is a fun movie and this installment of the series is, by far, much better than the last two. And as the Captain himself once said…“The Immortal Captain Jack Sparrow.” It has such a lovely ring to it…”

    And if Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer have anything to say about we will be seeing the good Captain for many years to come.

  2. Ira:

    I agree with you completely. However, I found the movie boring and not nearly as good as the first one. But, I did find it better than the last two.

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