Sound Off: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
May 20, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Back in 2003, Disney decide to bring a beloved theme park ride to the big screen, introducing the world to the iconic and unforgettable Captain Jack Sparrow. After two sequels, the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise continues again with a fourth installment, looping in director Rob Marshall at the helm this time. How is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Jack's search for the Fountain of Youth? How does it compare to the other films? Is it a worthy summer blockbuster? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and tell us what you thought of On Stranger Tides!
To fuel the fire On Stranger Tides, I actually enjoyed this sequel, but mostly because I love spending time in the Pirates world. It's adventurous and entertaining, despite containing a rather forgettable storyline that takes some odd twists and turns (e.g. the Spanish showing up at the end or Penelope Cruz's character and her intentions/connection). It's definitely not my favorite film in this franchise and I still feel like 'meh' (as cliche as that has become) is the best word to describe this. I didn't hate it, I had a pretty good time, but it's ultimately forgettable and lacked the more epic feeling of the past few Pirates flicks, I thought. What's next?
What did you think of On Stranger Tides? Another great Pirates movie or one of the worst? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!