Year of Release: 2011
Director: Rob Marshall
Approx. Running Time: 136 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"THE BEST 'PIRATES' EVER!"
- Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
From Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes all the fun, epic adventure and humor that ignited the original. Johnny Depp returns as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. A tale of truth, betrayal, youth, demise - and mermaids! When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his pas (Penelope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love, or if she's a ruthless con artist using hime to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Forced aboard the ship of the most feared pirate ever, Jack doesnt' know whom to fear more - Blackbeard (Ian McShane) or the woman from his past. Directed by Rob Marshall, it's filled with eye-popping action, mystery and all-out wit. With bonus features, this is one thrilling journey you won't want to end.
Though it doesn't quite capture the magic of the original, On Stranger Tides is still quite an improvement over its plodding, tedius and overly long predecessor At World's End. At a little over two hours in length, the latest Pirates is a bit leaner than the previous movie, but still manages to drags a bit. Even so, it has enough moments of fun to keep it interesting and this new film seems to be well rid of a certain pair of characters. Probably more 3.25 or 3.5 stars than 4, but I wanted to distinguish it from At World's End.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
2011 (Year of Release)