Thursday, May 25, 2017


Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is directed by Rob Marshall and stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, and Geoffrey Rush. The plot of the movie is 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.    As I stated in my At World's end review at the time that was supposed to be the final film, but nowadays everything has to be dragged out as long as possible so we got a fourth film that nobody wanted. I am in agreement with the majority that think this movie is bad.  This movie is just bogged down with so many things that are completely unnecessary. All the details that they need to try and find the fountain of youth I don't mind that because as the movie goes on you understand why they need all these elements, but the extremes that they go to are just a little too much and there are a lot of pointless scenes. There is one scene where Jack Sparrow is debating whether or not to jump off a cliff so Blackbeard lies down a bunch of pistols that Jack Sparrow has to pick and see which ones have bullets and then Blackbeard has to shoot his daughter with it it's really convoluted and slows the movie down.  You also have two new pointless characters who just exist because they wanted a new young lovers relationship. They are so boring and nowhere near as likable as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. Johnny Depp is once again Jack Sparrow and this was around the time when I was starting to get tired of Johnny Depp doing the same thing in every movie. Geoffrey Rush is back as Barbossa and for some reason, he is dressed like Captain Crunch this time, but on a serious note, he just looks bored throughout this movie.    The movie is very slow it takes about 30 minutes for Jack Sparrow and the other parties to actually set sail to find the fountain of youth and then another 30 minutes for it to really get exciting. The only things that I ever remember about this movie are the mermaid attack and Ian McShane as Blackbeard he was a great villain and you can tell he is having fun.  2 out of 5 stars for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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