Written by / 5/21/2011 / 2 Comments / , , , ,

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

title: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES
year: 2011
cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz
rating: **

Camera-loving Johnny Depp returns as the flitting, rum-drunk Captain Jack Sparrow in this fourth installment that attempts a brand new start.

Jack’s lovable first mate is imprisoned, and after an amusing courtroom ruse, and learning of a map leading to the Fountain of Youth, there’s an adventurous escape (or two) and somewhere in-between, our prancing hero meets both his long lost love and match: Penélope Cruz as a con-artist with wits equaling beauty.

Jack’s double-crossed and becomes a slave on a pirate ship captained by none other than Blackbeard, who, while looking formidable and frightening, does little more than spout exposition about the Fountain and confusing “instructions” on how to make it work.

There’s a nifty battle of pirates verses mermaids: evil fanged fish with the speed of raptors. But when the ship lands on the Fountain-bearing island, the already flawed romp hits a wall and never recovers. Tedious bouts of dialog replace sporadic action, and Depp's charismatic jester seems out of place within the prolonged, plot-heavy third act.

And not to forget a peripheral love story between a young handsome missionary (filling the Orlando Bloom void) and a pouting, elfin mermaid... although by the end you'll want to.
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , ,

2 comments:

  1. Hey, it's MY review, hahaha. I'll wait to read yours. For me, that island really hit a wall. Too much dialog, too many complicated instructions on that dumb fountain ruined what could have been a brainless adventure.

    ReplyDelete

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

SEAN PENN WITH ESAI MORALES IN RICK ROSENTHAL'S 'BAD BOYS'

Sean Penn from the soundtrack cover of Rick Rosenthal's BAD BOYS Year: 1983 Rating: ***** In 1983, between playing a poignantly-logical,...

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

RIP ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE:"If you must think, for God's sake, think clearly." Richard Attenborough, The Great Escape

FILM NOIR & NEO NOIR CRIME

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)HELL IS A CITY 3)ROBBERY 4)THE FEARMAKERS 5)CANYON PASSAGE 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)HOT CARS 8)JUNGLE STREET 9)THE CROWDED SKY 10)THE ROARING TWENTIES 11) ANATOMY OF A MURDER 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 15)HARDCORE 16)THE BREAK 17)WHITE HEAT 18)AL CAPONE 19)HIDDEN FEAR 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)HOUSE OF STRANGERS 22)THE ASPHALT JUNGLE 23)ASH WEDNESDAY 24)THE SYSTEM 25)AIR PATROL 26)THE STONE KILLER 27)EASY LIVING 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)FRENZY 30)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)STANLEY BAKER 4)MARLON BRANDO 5)CHARLES BRONSON1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)VAL GUEST 4)STANLEY KUBRICK 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)ORSON WELLES 7)JOHN GUILLERMAN 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)JOHN CARPENTER 10)MICHAEL WINNER

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES AND EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & THRILLER

Popular This Month

CHARLES BRONSON CINEMA

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

PEAKING INTO THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

FOR HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS

Most Popular Last Year

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE