Blind Film Critic Tommy Edison reviews “Pirates of the Caribbean (4): On Stranger Tides”.
Starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, and Keith Richards. Directed by Rob Marshall. Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
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This movie was probably more fun to make than to watch.
If you love a nice, long, drawn out fight scene, lot and lots of loud music… this is probably the movie for you!
The fountain of youth – I wish we could get that 2 hours and 21 minutes back! (laughs)
You know, in a case like this where this is the fourth in the series now. The characters are all sort of developed already, but there could have been some development in the script here to for them. I mean, I was a little bit confused.
Johnny Depp was okay. Not much special for me. Penelope Cruz did a good job. She played this spanish woman that was very believable. (laughs)
The thought the guy that stole the show was Ian McShane. He was the guy who played Blackbeard. Fantastic. It was like he didn’t have to try that hard to do it. He just was that character.
A lot of scenes in this movie felt like they were transitions. I mean, just something to bring you from one fight to the next. There’s way too many of these long scenes with this beautiful music and the sword fights and the footsteps and the people running and everything. I mean, it’s nice for a little bit. Now watch it like me. No picture. No story. Hello? Are the script guys on vacation for this part? Not much fun, right? That’s more than half the movie right there! Isn’t sight great? (laughs)
(rating) 1.5 OUT OF 4 EYES OPEN!
I think when you walk out of this movie, even sighted people, you feel like there’s something missing. You know what that something missing is? Depth.
You know what, this ought to be “Pirates of the Caribbean: Search for the Writers”.