DVD: Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides

By admin
19 September 2011

Fantasy adventure.

2011. 131 min.

With Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane and Geoffrey Rush.

Director: Rob Marshall.

PG13V. Rating: 3/5

Johnny Depp is back as the swashbuckling pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the fourth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

This time Jack is looking for the fabled Fountain of Youth. He’s tricked onto feared pirate Blackbeard’s (McShane) ship by his old flame, feisty buccaneer Angelica (Cruz), who also wants to find the fountain.

Hot on their trail are Spanish soldiers and the British navy, led by Captain Barbossa (Rush), all hell-bent on stopping the other nation getting to the fountain first.

On Stranger Tides fails to live up to the other Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

While it’s still a fun watch Jack’s lines are less funny, the swordfights are less extravagant and the characters spend more time on land than they do at sea. Still, Cruz’s Angelica is a breath of fresh air and she’s Jack’s equal when it comes to banter and swordfights.

Bonus: featurette, bloopers.

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