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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Movie Review
Neoavatara ^ | May 20, 2011 | Neoavatara

Posted on 05/20/2011 6:25:22 PM PDT by Neoavatara

The Pirates of the Caribbean movies have taken an interesting course. The first movie sounded like another Disney attempt to cash in on old favorites from yesteryear...the Pirate ride being one of the most famous in their amusement park for decades. Of course, The Curse of the Black Pearl took in an astounding $350 million domestically, and $650 million worldwide, coming in only second to the third Lord of the Rings movie for movie receipts in 2003. That assured sequels...which were largely disappointing. The second and third movies suffered from being add-ons to the original, which never intended on making a trilogy in the first place. The movies had too many characters, too many story lines, and became bogged down in nuance.

When the fourth installment was announced, many fans were simply not that interested. But Johnny Depp, along with Producer Jerry Bruckheimer, appear to have got their mojo back.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: jacksparrow; johnnydepp; movies; pirates

1 posted on 05/20/2011 6:25:27 PM PDT by Neoavatara
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To: Neoavatara

I liked all three movies, so I guess to each his own.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 6:29:16 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Neoavatara

Wow. Think my son is watching it now. Wish I had seen this review earlier!


3 posted on 05/20/2011 6:30:46 PM PDT by Calm_Cool_and_Elected ("The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it." --Flannery O'Connor)
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To: Neoavatara

Haven’t seen any of ‘em, maybe never will, but I read that no silver halide molecules were harmed during the “filming” of this latest one.


4 posted on 05/20/2011 6:31:02 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (Why get 'er done, when you can get 'er did twyst as fast.)
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To: Neoavatara

You absolutely must find a way to have the Disney movie link directly to your webpage.


5 posted on 05/20/2011 6:32:24 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Blogger

>>I liked all three movies, so I guess to each his own.<<

#1) Good fun
#2) meh
#3) YECH! WWTT??


6 posted on 05/20/2011 6:32:24 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (osama gets 72 virgins. We get 72 versions...)
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To: Neoavatara

I really like (and own) the first three movies. Will be adding the 4th to that list soon I’m sure.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 6:33:12 PM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: Neoavatara
I loved the first one (probably one of my favorite movies).

I fell asleep during the second one, but saw most of it.

I've never been able to make it all of the way through the third one.

I guess I'll give this one a shot when it hits DVD.

8 posted on 05/20/2011 6:37:57 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: Blogger

>I liked all three movies, so I guess to each his own.<

Good to know...I was in #3 in the last scene with multiple pirates. They had an ad in Craiglist in L.A., made sure everyone was in their pirate outfit and was shot over 5 days in Long Beach. Over 250 “pirates’ showed up. Even my business partners back then joined in. Sure, we were never paid but there was free food for 5 days of fun. And no, my line was not ‘YAAAAARRRRR’. We were assigned to Keira Knightley’s “ship” and she had a great bod.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 6:39:37 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Neoavatara

Only a matter of time....

Pirate Trek: Pirates of the Carribean Meet the Klingons


10 posted on 05/20/2011 6:39:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Blogger
Yes, all three made an excellent trilogy but most reviewers only feel power when tearing something down... ebert comes to mind.

LLS

11 posted on 05/20/2011 6:39:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (PRESIDENT PALIN... because I refuse to accept anything less!)
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To: Neoavatara

Starts in 15 minutes I’ll let you all know.


12 posted on 05/20/2011 6:44:16 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Neoavatara

i like all three and plan to see the fourth, which stars Penelope Cruz...


13 posted on 05/20/2011 6:44:27 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: max americana

I suppose you do the pirate days up at Big Bear Lake?


14 posted on 05/20/2011 6:45:38 PM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: max americana

That is so cool! I loved the first one. The others not as much. I love Capt. Jack Sparrow.


15 posted on 05/20/2011 6:51:18 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: freedumb2003

Agree with you reviews. Loved the first one, Second one was blah and the third sucked so hard, prostitutes were complaining about the competition.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 7:13:34 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: freedumb2003
#1) Loved it.
#2) Dissapointed what they did with Commodore Norrington, so meh for me too.
#3) Didn't bother
17 posted on 05/20/2011 7:21:27 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Avery Iota Kracker

“Haven’t seen any of ‘em, maybe never will...”

The first one is truly LOL funny! And it’s disney, so it is clean, maybe just a tad racy in parts, and scary at times, but a very amusing flick.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 7:40:48 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: stylecouncilor
#2) Dissapointed what they did with Commodore Norrington, so meh for me too.

The Commodore was the unsung hero of the first movie, and quite a bit of the glue that held it together. That, and the fact that I liked Jack Davenport in "Coupling" and he had no problem in this dramatic role.

The first film, everyone kept to their principle and ideals -- right down to the two comic relief Navy man who saw the ghost pirates and instead of jumping back into the water in terror, they gave each other a look and charged into a battle they couldn't possibly win.

Everyone betrayed their ideals in the second movie, and by the third movie, everyone was a pirate.

19 posted on 05/20/2011 7:45:39 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: latina4dubya

I’d watch PC read a phone book!


20 posted on 05/20/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: ebshumidors

Time to watch my 5 dollar copy of ‘Banditas’ again. PC and SH are my idea of superhotties.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 8:18:23 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Neoavatara

Saw it last night in Phoenix, midnight showing. Sit waaay to the back or you miss alot of the action.

Ahh yeah, remove all the pointy things from yer kit or the security people get antsy ;)


22 posted on 05/20/2011 8:26:07 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Neoavatara

Saw it today. A little darker, with less comedy. Some of it could have been cut and re-worked [the opening scene in London comes to mind] BUT Depp and Cruz were a hoot together. Very funny and good chemistry. And while I ejoyed the effects, I’m becoming less and less of a 3-D fan.

That said, I enjoyed it. Could it have been better, yes. Was it good enough ? You bet. And I also liked all three of the originals

And the reviewer may not have noticed, but I don’t think this is a stand alone like the first PIRATES was. There were a few threads left open at the end screaming “sequel. And from what I’ve read, Bruckheimer’s got a script working on “ PIRATES V”, and has the go ahead for “VI”. And Depp says he’llmake as long as the audience likes ‘em.


23 posted on 05/20/2011 9:07:48 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: PzLdr

It was kind of a complicated mess, it definitely had its moments. I think the best scene in the movie was when the mermaids first appeared.


24 posted on 05/20/2011 9:59:30 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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I enjoyed it tonight. Somewhat of a crazy mess, but fun.

Best line of the movie (from Jack Sparrow): "I agree with the missionary's position." lol
25 posted on 05/21/2011 12:06:30 AM PDT by rpierce (We have taglines now? :)
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To: Neoavatara

Johnny Depp has the worst English accent of any actor I’ve ever heard. It’s painful to listen to.


26 posted on 05/21/2011 8:16:58 AM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: PzLdr
And the reviewer may not have noticed, but I don’t think this is a stand alone like the first PIRATES was. There were a few threads left open at the end screaming “sequel. And from what I’ve read, Bruckheimer’s got a script working on “ PIRATES V”, and has the go ahead for “VI”. And Depp says he’llmake as long as the audience likes ‘em.

Normally I try to avoid Disney stuff, but we had free tickets. I agree that the movie was definitely made to set up another trilogy, building up Barbossa as the antagonist in the next, and setting the stage for the Black Pearl to return.

One thing I felt was way out of place was the whole Christian missionary subplot. It's a movie about pirates and murdering and backstabbing and they were trying to push religion into the midst of it. My wife thinks that the mermaid and missionary are going to fill the roles of Bloom/Knightley in the next movies.

I wouldn't mind seeing them trying to really recreate an early 1700s New Orleans at some point. Going forward, I also wouldn't mind seeing them completely replacing the British with the Spanish as the secondary antagonists. I guess they kind of did when the Spanish soldier shot the British sailor with the flag.
27 posted on 05/21/2011 8:43:52 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Saw it again tonight with some friends, in 2D. I enjoyed it much more than the 3D version. The pacing seemed better. And in the little teaser after the credits, there was Penelope Cruz on the island when what washes ashore into her hands but the vodoo doll of Jack. Looks like she’s in for the next one, too.


28 posted on 05/21/2011 9:52:07 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: freedumb2003

My feelings exactly. They should have quit after the first one. I do admit to really liking Barbossa for some bizarre reason. :)


29 posted on 05/21/2011 10:11:31 PM PDT by Politicalmom (“You mess with Israel, you mess with the U.S.”-Herman Cain)
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To: Neoavatara
#1 The first movies was Fantastic.

#2 The Black Pearl was horrible - the morphed sea creatures/pirates was way over the top.

#3 The third movies was just OK, and it had Keira Knightley wearing boy clothes for most of the movie. Why?

#4 I'll wait a week to see the Fourth, but with Penelope Cruz and beautiful Mermaids. That's enough for me. I give it two thumbs way up.

30 posted on 05/23/2011 4:10:26 PM PDT by NavyCanDo (Cain / Palin mmm mmm mmm)
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To: Neoavatara

31 posted on 05/23/2011 4:13:55 PM PDT by Wizdum (Wisdom is what you gain when things go wrong.)
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