One Sentence: Not a horrible sequel cash grab.
Release Date: 20-May-2011
I like all the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, even Dead Man’s Chest, maybe a little bit less than the others, but I really like everything about these movies. Amazing characters, great story, comedy, action, pirates, supernatural powers, and everything else that goes on in these great movies. On Stranger Tides keeps up most of this trend and delivers a solid 3-D movie even without some of the previous cast. I mean do we really need anyone besides Jack Sparrow and Barbossa anyway?
At almost the same length as Curse Of The Black Pearl, On Stranger Tides only fails on fully fleshing out the Fountain Of Youth story. I have a ton of unanswered questions, where at the end of Pearl I was completely satisfied. This is where this movie falls down compared to at least Pearl. The others left a lot of questions as well. Otherwise this movie works just like the others. Jack Sparrow, amazing characters, great story, comedy, action, pirates, and supernatural powers. Ian McShane and Penelope Cruz are nice additions to the leading casts. Besides wanting more story, I also didn’t like the attempted love story that seemed to be forced into the script. I thought that time could have been spent on the main story.
Overall though Disney delivers as usual. They used quality 3-D, filmed in 3-D, colored in 3-D, and made to be seen in 3-D. This plus a mostly solid movie makes for a good movie to fight against Kung-Fu Panda and The Hangover next week. I would catch this one this weekend if you are dying for more pirates. You can wait till next week if you are not going to see the other two. I recommend theater 3-D viewer for Pirates Of The Caribbean On Stranger Tides.