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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read my review on pirates of the carribean on stranger tides to hear the truth?By alexh7455 (2 reviews) from Ayr , 13 Oct 2012i really enjoyed when jack sparrow (johnny depp) came into the first film of pirates of the carribean and the second and third never failed to let me down but pirates of the carribean on stranger tides was a big big let down to watch i was really looking forward to it there is it bit of action but not very much at all just talking not as good as your normal disney film for the family
as a result to all the let down i would give it 2/5 star rating.
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Depp-initely one to miss...By blackpolekev (248 reviews) from blackpole , 08 Oct 2012..or... 'Here's Johnny!.. again...and again...and (yawn) again'
..or... 'Time this Sparrow flew away - and didn't return'
..or... 'Penelope should go on a Cruz, a long, long Cruz'
..or... 'Geoffrey, Rush off & film something better'
..or... 'Ian McShane - there's no Love or Joy in this artefact'
..or... 'Time these Pi-rats deserted this sinking ship'
..or... 'I was robbed'
of an expensive ticket (luckily I still had my 3D glasses or it would have cost even more).
The first two movies were all right but by the third film the cracks were already beginning to show. This 4th effort, despite trying to breathe new life into the franchise by bringing in Penelope Cruz as a potential love interest and by using 3D, really is flogging a dead horse. It's just DULL.
Format: Cinema - Odeon Digital 8000 HD 3D Real D 3D
Good Golly Miss Molly, How Utterly Boring!By a customer , 04 Oct 2012I've always enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean films. However, they definitely should have left the films at three. This fourth installation is quite disappointing, and boring to be quite frank. The franchise is definitely getting tired now. The plot was silly, and though there was some good acting from Depp, the whole film felt lacking. Also, I didn't think Cruz was that great - her character didn't have the same 'oomph' as Bloom's or Knightley's.
All in all, it was unoriginal and dull. Don't watch. Unless you like you like getting bored out of your mind, that is.
Sparrow getting wet!By Aem (3 reviews) , 30 Sep 2012When this film came out I was unsure it would be good.
The on screen chemistry of Depp and Cruz was what made the film funny and interesting to watch.
It was interesting to see Captain Jack Sparrow when he crosses paths with Cruz we see a different side to Sparrow that the other films didn't show.
Worth watching! Great special effects.
And you get to see Sparrow wet!
Disappointing no 4By Valybobs (13 reviews) , 11 Sep 2012Only saved by Johnny D. Essentially a good story but lacking all the original characters and subtlety. Disappointing because of this.