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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
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.
As you can see I’ve been catching up on my Netflix list. To be honest I don’t have a lot of interest in the Pirates series anymore (the third one was terrible!), I skipped the 4th but only decided to watch this as I love Ian McShane and well I’ve been home a lot (sorry not sharing why).
Johnny Depp must just wait for the money truck to back up to his house. Sure Jack Sparrow is a fun character but how much can be done with him? I guess the fact that the sixth movie is out now, more than this movie could fit in. I’ll say that the acting is good overall and there are a few fun parts but it’s just getting to be slack-stick humor and one ridiculous fight after another. I did like Ian McShane as Blackbeard (and his magic sword was cool), though he was obviously held back by the PG-13 rating. It’s hard to have a strong reaction to this movie, it’s just very ordinary and feels like it’s been done before.
I did like the (mostly) sinister mermaids and how the fountain of youth worked. The cameo by Keith Richards was some fun and Geoffery Rush does put in a nice performance as the ever fluid Barbossa. The special effects are fine, as are some of the action scenes.
If you enjoy the other Pirates of the Caribbean movies then you’ll probably like this. It’s by no means the best of them but also not the worst. I give it 6 out of 10 and only a mild recommendation. It’s a little fun but at over 2 hours drags in several spots. Please no children, ages 13+.