Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
Great story, amazing characters, superb action, enthralling cinematography. Yes, this is something I am glad I spent money on.
It is encouraging that the film ends so strongly.Otherwise, it wouldn't have been a particularly memorable film
It took me 3 tries to sit through it. At one point I threw an empty bottle across the room when I saw that I still had 55 minutes left in it.Johnny Depp's shtick is wearing thin. I can't not see Tommy Wiseau all over Johnny Depp's continually sloppier and slurrier Jack Sparrow.The romances were just... bad. Like these might work in a different setting or story but not in this one.I saw everything in the plot coming about 20-40 minutes early.Like, this movie was even too boring to be background nonsense while I played Roller Coaster Tycoon on my phone and ate mini donuts.One of the biggest issues is how Jack Sparrow has just the most insane plot armour. Nothing hurts him. Not jumping off a cliff. Not jumping off a tower. Not any of that ridiculous chase scene. Not any of the moronic escape scene.It was endearing when like some minor level of absurd hijinks worked in his favour, but its too many bananas when Jack is Assassin's Creed-ing across the landscape where every action creates a cascade of other actions that perfectly create the exact calamity and circumstances for the wacky outcome to happen flawlessly. And then to follow it with a joke thats basically Jim Halpert staring into the camera.Sometimes the human kickstarted rube goldberg machine is fun. But not in almost every chase/escape/action sequence. Less is more. Ant-Man doesn't have Michael Pena doing his story telling gag 2, 3, 5, 69 times a film.Sword fights are cool.
Better than the third, about the same as the second, not nearly as good as the first - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides takes way too much time setting everything up and then doesn't really deliver in the end. This movie has some entertaining moments (like the mermaid scene), but the rest of the movie feels flat and forced. I think it's high time this franchise be put to rest in the depths of Davy Jones' locker.
Of all the sequels to the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, this was the most meh. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad movie. But it might be a bit of a stretch to call it a good one. So this film finds itself stuck in the middle.Acting, once again, was fantastic, the music was great, and the effects were beautiful. The plot, once again, though, is what killed it.The main flaw of the movie is that it doesn't feel like a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and more like a spin off adventure. This probably happens because it lacks several characters who had major roles in the last movie. Case in point: Will Turner, Elizabeth Swan, Pintel, and Ragetti. These are the characters who seemed to be missing from the movie. Of course, there were others, such as Davy Jones, but most of those characters are dead, and even though that didn't stop Barbosa, bringing back Davy Jones would be flat out illogical. The rest of the movie was pretty good, but the fact that it remained so unfaithful to the other movies makes this one feel less like a proper movie, and more like a Netflix spin off.
Movie Review: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011)Arguably the most accomplished movie of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series in perspective of daring the impossible by shooting in Redcode RAW (4.5K) exposed in 5K dual-strip 3-D digital camera system as source format, taking intentionally drawbacks in camera movement through the immense size of the all-set camera rig, and gather a total production budget that secretly overtook, if to belief Industry-Insiders, the bench mark of 300 Million U.S. Dollars for one single stand-only-sequel that comes with running time of just slightly over 120 Minutes excluding the credits, making "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" the most expensive movie by screen-time of approximately expenses of 3.024 Million Dollars per minute.The adventure action picture, directed by surprisingly well-received former choreographer and usually a suspect for cutting-edge contemporary musical production Director Rob Marshall handles his star-spangled ensemble cast, going out from in-the-zone of Keith Richards meeting actor Johnny Depp, who handles any encounter with any cast members within the picture with utmost care, especially actress Penélope Cruz as the character of Angelica, who seemingly becomes the strongest counterpart in the movie series to challenge the character of Jack Sparrow, reminiscencing the ease of Ted Demme's film "Blow" (2001), to make ultimately this fourth installment, an event movie achievement to be prepared for, after the sudden success of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl" in Summer 2003 for the production company Jerry Bruckheimer Films and license owner as distributor Walt Disney Pictures, receiving the highest international gross in comparison of all five movies to-date of exceeding 800 Million U.S. Dollars in revenues in foreign markets.The initial screenwriters Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio take it on one more time beyond the outskirts of an imaginable MacGuffins toward "The Fountain of Youth" for the characters to rush for, encountering a legendary character of all accumulated pirates tales worldwide, the character of Captain Blackbeard, here portrayed further with the utmost of a relaxing ease by actor Ian McShane, to make the picture professionally captured by hi-tec cinematographer Darius Wolski, who had to manage upgrades on 3D technologies, that have not found its way to become a standard at the movie houses worldwide due to the tight budgetary restrictions of theater chains, which are unable to install 150 by 60 inch digital 3D imagery glass surfaces to be watch without throw-away 3D glasses, instead upgrading the projectors got to unsatisfactory 4K resolution after a worldwide success of "Avatar" (2009) directed by James Cameron.Walt Disney Pictures granted close to everything in terms of production value for the tentpole picture on a demanding market of 2011, where the U.S. domestic audiences could not get surprised by seductive to lethal mermaids in one of the highlighted sequence of action in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" at the exterior Mermaid cove, to be actually bare-breasted and naturally fluent creatures to finish the most emotionally-striking scene in the movie series with Mermaid actress Astrid Bergès-Frisbey seducing the newly one-time intervening character of Philip to enter the realm of an underwater imaginarium under the well-defined soundtrack between Spanish guitar over mystical violins to the trademark of digitized percussions by score composer Hans Zimmer to set this picture apart from a total five to this very day.© 2017 Felix Alexander Dausend (Cinemajesty Entertainments LLC)