Charles O'keefe
AUTHOR OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND VAMPIRE SERIES

Details from IMDB:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 20 May 2011 (USA)
6.7/10

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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.

Director:

Rob Marshall

Writers:

Ted Elliott (screenplay), Terry Rossio (screenplay) |7 more credits »

Initial Thoughts:
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).
Main Points:
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.
Final Thoughts:
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+.