Saturday, May 28, 2011

Movie Review: Pirates of the Carribean at Stranger Tides 3D

Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy

Directed By: Rob Marshall

Written By: Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio


Penelope Cruz as Angelica
Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa
Ian McShane as Blackbeard
Kevin McNally as Joshamee Gibbs


Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he's not sure if it's love-or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the "Queen Anne's Revenge," the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. -- (C) Disney


The movie was okay. I nearly got bored watching the whole film which I expect to be more exciting and interesting with Johnny Depp's Ever-Epic Performance and Portrayal as Jack Sparrow.

To begin with, I am not a huge fan of Pirates Series... Most of the times, I always watch such films when its out on DVD. The story was nice especially the last Pirates at World's End. Actually, I don't have a solid knowledge on the whole nutshell of the stories. Just Pirates and Black Pirates and all those stuff that concerns being one.

Whats a sort of disappointment of the film that its kinda noisy on some parts... The Action sequences was just okay and it was less humorous compared with the other Pirate Films. And the plot and the story is so vague that you could barley imagine the real relationship with Jack Sparrow and Angelica. The plot was pointless and flat. It was less adventurous and less interesting to watch even though superb performances were shown by most of its characters. The narration of the story was more on a point blank rather than being progressive as it climbs on the CLIMAX.

The setting was great and the production design was still exceptional compared with other Pirate Films. Its just that, it lacks EXPLOSION and SURPRISES!

I still commend Johnny Depp's Portrayal yet it did not save the film from a complete disappointment and a trash sequel.

And what makes it more disappointing is that its 3D thing is a COMPLETE FAILURE! I mean, it was so unnecessary on some point and scenes. I mean, it is as good as it was on 2D. Its just a waste of money for me to have spent watching such film on 3D!

I almost felt asleep as the film progresses for hours. However, its a good installment anyways. I just didn't like its totality!

I hope they make a better sequel NEXT TIME!



Anonymous said...

ooh.interesting. i agree on some points. particularly on the supposed relationship between jack and angelica.yes, there were not enough hints (actually none at all)from the previous movies to point out the relationship between the 2, and was just as unexplained by this movie. and yes, the plot seemed empty. a lot of components that you'd think would contribute greatly to the movie were not given enough emphasis like how "the prophecy" came to be, why the spaniards want the fountain of youth, why did barbosa joined the british guard, and where and what was jack doing before this movie that hints us to believe he has been to the fountain before.i guess it can't be helped since some primary actors (knightley and bloom) have not been included in this movie and its only natural that it feels detached from the other movies in thbe series. and yes, the movie left me craving for more of the jack sparrow humour and action that made this such a great series. what did work for me was the incorporation of classic myths such as mermaids and blackbeard and zombies and the fountain of had roots from real life legends and disney gave these myths justice.and the fact that im a fan of the series helps.XD i think overall, non-fans of the series will have a hard time appreciating this movie.and i advise them well to stay clear of watching this in 3D.

lothlorien said...

3 stars lang?

Michael Andrew Carbon said...

Exactly! :) Thanks for the comment! I hope that they will make a MORE WORTHY SEQUEL next time.