Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller|
|Collections:||Here's Johnny Depp, LOVEFiLM Staff Picks, Most Popular, September - LOVEFiLM Picks, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides
|Run time:||2 hours 21 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Sep 2011|
By Tegan Kniveton from LOVEFiLM
You can't help but love Jack Sparrow but On Stranger Tides desn't quite cut it...
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Stranger DangerBy RedDex (18 reviews) from Hampshire , 13 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is one of this years first big blockbuster sequels. Hot on the heels of Fast and Furious 5, Pirates 4 is a guaranteed cash cow. There is no risk for Disney in staging a big, elaborate production because they know that no matter how bad the film, they will make money from the Pirates franchise with Johnny Depp at the helm. To that end, the film can be as flamboyant and outlandish as the makers please with no risk of reprisal. So while there are certain conventions and boundaries to operate within, there is a certain degree of free reign that gives rise to a reasonably entertaining assemblage.
Having said that, it should be better than it is. The ingredients are all there, it just doesnt all fit together properly. Johnny Depp being Captain Sparrow is reasonably entertaining, but thats one of the compulsory elements of the Pirates franchise, it really should be funnier. Of course, there is plenty of swashbuckling action and a fantastical storyline and as such it is an adequate action adventure that ticks all the boxes, but no more.
In fact, there are a number of ludicrously bizarre elements, for example, I must have missed the memo about Mermaids being webslinging vampires now. And the 3D is completely superfluous. There are perhaps two or three moments of (predictably) swords being thrust out of the screen, but apart from that the extra cost of a 3D ticket is to be avoided, as is the film, unless youre a fan of the franchise.
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A good romp, I think!By flippertbk (160 reviews) from Milton Keynes , 05 Oct 2013All these films, to me, have followed into one in my memory and I'm not sure which is which, but it stars Keira Knightley so ho cares!
Why Another Film?By AVSheard (133 reviews) , 05 Sep 2013I enjoyed the first three films in this series and was more than satisfied with the ending to the third one. So when I saw that they were making this film I was surprised and fought they should have left it there. Sadly I think I may have been right. Do not doubt that this is a good film but it is not the same a the previous ones. Which would be fine if it was not trying so hard to be the same as them. Here it falls short as it is lacking Elizabeth Swan (Keira Nightley)and Will Turner (Orando Bloom) who the last three films were based around. Instead it focuses on Captain Jack (Jonney Depp) who always was the most important character but could not do it on his own. The jokes feel as though you have herd them all before as they are not that different from previous films. The action is a similar story as well. Despite all this I really enjoyed it and didn't mind it being the same. There is just some thing so good about pirates.
past 3 movies better...By a customer , 01 Sep 2013was good and very funny but i feel that the other three movies were better with elizibeth and will because they distracted the films with there love life as well as the mad storylines.
too tidyBy SirSaucyRascal (37 reviews) , 06 Jul 2013simply-the fourth best one of the lot. all these actors and no real characterisation at all. all too safe and much too tidy.
Intrique and characterBy a customer , 24 Feb 2013Fantasic film, actions scenes good..If you like caribbean films this is the one to watch too...Jack Sparrow keeps it going...