Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Reviews
January 18, 2015
This should herald several Jack Sparrow movies a la the John Wayne films.
July 23, 2011
Je zou toch verwachten dat na het al veel te lange en bombastische derde deel er een einde zou zijn gekomen aan Pirates, maar het blijft maar doorgaan. Op zekere momenten bevat het nog de magie van weleer, maar On Stranger Tides is een magere film met afschuwelijke 'tweedimensionale' 3D-effecten, puur om extra geld binnen te halen. Ik vrees toch dat ik de vijfde Pirates (er schijnt zelfs een zesde te komen) ga skippen.
February 26, 2014
AT this point I think the franchise is running out of ideas. Cruz and Frisbee give us attractive characters to look at, but the film lacks inspiration compared to its predecessors.
July 9, 2011
Great, Captain Jack's still got it!
January 9, 2015
The best Pirates of Caribbean movie so far. It has a great plot without anything to crazy happening such as in the prior movies where the plot seemed really disorganized with it seeming like the director was just building and building upon it without any concrete plan. On stranger Tides was my favorite in the series and i have watched it multiple times and enjoyed each one.
September 2, 2014
The visuals are fun and the action sequences passable, but the fourth "Pirates" entry finds the series in desperate need of something fresh and new.
November 15, 2013
The title of this film tells you all you need to know about it. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" is the strangest "Pirates" film yet. And it's not the good kind of strange.
"On Stranger Tides" is not nearly as engaging as the others. The meaningless, overdone action and the senseless plot all result in a film with no heart. The new batch of characters introduced is likewise quite plain. Jack gets a love interest, which is unnecessarily cliché. They dragged Blackbeard into this film, which seems unimaginative to me. And some character I don't care about falls in love with a mermaid. Though I wasn't impressed with their acting in the original trilogy, the absence of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley's characters leaves a hole in this film.
The acting isn't all that great either. Johnny Depp feels likes he is getting tired in his role, though he does still have his moments. Penelope Cruz doesn't impress me any. She just doesn't jive well on screen with Depp.
"On Stranger Tides" is a disappointing film and the worst film in the "Pirates" series. The plot is predictable. "On Stranger Tides" is dull in comparison to the others, and as a result, I quickly lost interest. This is a film that wasn't necessarily intended for kids, but will appeal to them most. "On Stanger Tides" needs to walk the plank. That may sound like a cheesy one-liner, but it's more creative than anything this film has to offer!
December 20, 2014
Marshall may have fixed the bloated runtime, but he's not a capable action director and Penelope Cruz is annoying.
September 20, 2011
May 16, 2011
Good, but I prefer Jack Sparrow more as an and ensemble character than the focus.
August 19, 2013
With the series going in a Jack Sparrow standalone direction, you would expect On Stranger Tides to return to the straight-forward high entertainment of Curse of the Black Pearl. Whilst Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush clearly make the most of their roles however and are fun to watch, this film still suffers from the same old convoluted plot threads and boring new characters that the third film had only slightly less bombastic and annoying. Even with Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley gone, this film is still monotonous and feels like its padding out too much and confusing the audience. The action scenes are still well executed and the cinematography looks pleasant enough, and is a nice change from the grimy look of the past three films. Aside from that though, this is more or less the same from the franchise; confusing stories, over-emphasis on humour over character and turgid pacing. Just not as much as the third and a bit more entertaining.
December 15, 2014
Still I like this one more than the third one. I think this one is far better than the third installment even though the movie doesn't offer new things.
December 7, 2014
While it may not be as good as the first films, it is enjoyable with a great cast.
December 7, 2014
Pirates 4 feels very unrewarding, after the epic battle at the end of the previous installment in the series. The plot is much simpler than the others. It feels too simple. Find the Fountain of Youth, before the other guys. What then? I don't know! Drink rum?
Captain Jack is not as funny as he used to be. As many have said, this is because, after three movies of him using way too many double negatives, and that sort of thing, we have grown tired of him. He has grown from antagonizing the straight man, Will Turner, to becoming the central character. He has lost all of his moral ambiguity. That is one of the things which made him so appealing in, at least, the first two films.
There is some weak comic relief from Scrum, who replaces Pintel and Ragetti.
Will and Elizabeth are replaced by a missionary and a mermaid. The perfect couple.
Ian McShane plays an unmemorable Blackbeard.
Overall, the fourth Pirates film is an improvement on the first three... In a negative direction. Don't watch it.
May 16, 2011
Gostei muito do filme!!Mesmo nivel dos anteriores!!O que estraga Ã (C) o romance entre a sereia e o missionario.Somente!!
November 15, 2013
On Stranger Tides is proof that the Pirates franchise is becoming a tired and convoluted series. Yet again, the plot is incomprehensible at times, though not as often as the last few installments. The effects stun and the action is exciting, but its bogged down by a complicated story line and the fact that this film doesn't have much right to exist. Even though the action is fun, it gets way to ridiculous at times, and almost cartoonish. Fortunetly Depp is good again and the pacing is much improved, that being a major flaw in the last two. It's too bad because most of the film's elements are tired and familiar, and the story gets very jumbled by the third act. A new cast and some good effects can't make up for the uninspired and sloppy story and outlandish action. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides gets 2/5 stars (C).
October 30, 2014
This is the Pirates of the Caribbean installment you've been waiting for. It's yet another fun romp by Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow that you won't want to miss. Clever dialogue and intense action adds to the movie experience.
September 12, 2014
Jack's jolly as he always has been, the story's worse than ever.
April 30, 2011
It's a good start to a new trilogy of the series, but the magic of the original trilogy is trying to get used to the new cast without most of the old cast. Also, the magic isn't the only thing trying to get used to this, it's us, the audience. (B+)
(Full review coming soon - with better wording)
March 27, 2010
It was fun and it was POTC4. After 4 years of waiting I was a bit disappointed. The soundtrack paled in comparison to POTC3's epic score (and the love theme, Davy Jones theme, etc). I want the 5th movie now to see the Pearl and Barbossa as they should be - unbottled!