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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

Please continue pre-release discussion here.

Movie:
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (Starring: Johnny Depp, Penιlope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Keith Richards )

Release Date:
5/20/2011

Rating:
PG-13 (for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo throughout.

Running Time:
128min. (2h. 08m.)

IMDb Synopsis:
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Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penιlope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love-or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the "Queen Anne's Revenge," the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past.


IMDb Info and Rating:
7.3 (7,912 votes as of 5/22/11)

Rotten Tomatoes:
Fresh:68 Rotten:131 (34% as of 5/22/11)

Metacritic:
46 metascore ('Mixed or average reviews' as of 5/22/11)

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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

I thought this one was meh. Not bad, not especially good. Jack felt like a bystander in his own movie, and Ian McShane was sleepwalking through the role of Blackbeard. For the "pirate who all other pirates fear" Blackbeard was not very threatening.

In all, this was very by the numbers. Nothing fresh, nothing exciting, nothing surprising. And Rob Marshall is no Gore Verbinski.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

That is a little upsetting. Was really looking forward to it bringing back the magic of the incredibly fun first.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

Nope. I would say it's not even as good as the second two, despite their flaws.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

I like the series, although the sequels pale in comparison to the original, but they're still fairly entertaining. I'm glad part 4 is listed at 137 minutes. The sequels could have used some editing.

I'm planning to see this, but definitely not this weekend as I'm sure it's going to be jam packed. I expect another $100+ million opening.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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I would say it's not even as good as the second two
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

It's simpler than the second two but never as interesting.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

thanks for the review... I'll save my $13 and wait for the dvd.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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Nope. I would say it's not even as good as the second two, despite their flaws.
So this is unwatchable?
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
thanks for the review... I'll save my $13 and wait for the dvd.
upgrade, goat. Upgrade...
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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So this is unwatchable?
I did enjoy the second two, despite their many flaws. This one is more streamlined, less complex, but also less fun and feels less inspired. So not unwatchable, but not anything worth getting excited over, either.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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I thought this one was meh. Not bad, not especially good. Jack felt like a bystander in his own movie, and Ian McShane was sleepwalking through the role of Blackbeard. For the "pirate who all other pirates fear" Blackbeard was not very threatening.

In all, this was very by the numbers. Nothing fresh, nothing exciting, nothing surprising. And Rob Marshall is no Gore Verbinski.
I'm kind of bummed to hear this. The trailer looked like it could have captured some the magic and fun of the original. I saw both the sequels the day they opened and thought both were, well, terrible. Guess I'll just wait and rent this one.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

Eh I get see it in Imax for free since the theater i went to fucked up and started Thor 30 min past midnight and since us fanboys were nice and not bitchy, we got free passes to any movie we want
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

No surprise there. This series hasn't been any good since the first film.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

This was to be expected! After the first two Pirates of the Caribbean, I felt the story, and the excitement was beginning to lose its spark. I had anticipated, the fourth sequel was not going to be improved, nor be like its predecessors, without even seeing it.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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I had anticipated, the fourth sequel was not going to be improved, nor be like its predecessors, without even seeing it.
But this is a thread for the third sequel.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

Well that's disappointing to hear. I thought they would have had something by simplifying it and dumping all the old characters.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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But this is a thread for the third sequel.
My bad! I meant the third sequel, four movies total.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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Well that's disappointing to hear. I thought they would have had something by simplifying it and dumping all the old characters.
Gibbs and Barbossa are still around, and they add in just as many new and pointless side characters as the old ones had.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

It's a disappointing mess, taking the everything-in-a-blender approach to plotting that killed the last two films and managing to make it look pretty ugly at times. The daytime jungle looks beautiful; the nighttime scenes always look like a BBC production from the 1980s. Much like the 3D swords in the trailer, everything seems dull, pointless and artificial.

I liked the scene of the mermaid singing, which managed to create an interesting and beautiful tone, slowly filling it with menace. The rest feels like a TV show pilot, or a miniseries cut down to two-something hours while still trying to cram everything in.
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

I hope none of you take it personally that I don't plan to let your disappointment infect me. I'll still be seeing the film Friday, and considering how much more I enjoyed the previous sequels than you apparently did, it seems likely that I'll enjoy this one as well.
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I hope none of you take it personally that I don't plan to let your disappointment infect me. I'll still be seeing the film Friday, and considering how much more I enjoyed the previous sequels than you apparently did, it seems likely that I'll enjoy this one as well.
No problem Robo, we won't hold your bad taste in movies against you.
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No problem Robo, we won't hold your bad taste in movies against you.



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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

Aint it cool just slammed this move too.

Usually what happens though when people destroy these movies, I end up sort of liking them because I have absolutley no expectations.

Heck, I still kind of like Spider-Man 3 (ducks and covers)
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Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Marshall, 2011) — The Reviews Thread

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Aint it cool just slammed this move too.
Slammed is too kind a word, more like an evisceration.

Not surprised the movie sucks, but this review... wow.



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