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4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed it..., May 20, 2011
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...and after the sound thrashing the critics gave it, I was not expecting to.
No spoilers, I promise.

Is it worth seeing in the theater?
Did you enjoy the first three?
Then the answer is a resounding yes.
I think the critics were expecting more of a rebirth for the franchise and that's not what this movie is.
It's called part 4 for a reason lol.
It's a definite continuation.
It was a little weird not having Orlando and Keira there but the new actors brought a wonderful new dimension to the film that after a few minutes I didn't miss Orlando or Kiera...not that I wouldn't mind seeing them in a future installment.
Ian McShane and Penelope Cruz were wonderful and perfect for this film.

So what was good?
Pretty much everything.
It's a Pirates of the Caribbean movie folks.
It's got action, action, and more action.
I've heard other complaints that it was paced too slowly.
???
Are you kidding, for a two hour plus movie this flew right by me.
The acting was excellent.
The score, pacing, cinematography was perfect.
A lot of people were turned off by the story line in part 3 and yes, it had it's moments of who's on first, who's on second, who is double crossing who in what scene from the next.
"Stranger Tides" does not suffer from this.
The story was interesting and enjoyable but not difficult to follow.

What didn't I like?
The first half of the movie is VERY heavy on action with little bits of dialog in between the chaos...not enough dialog actually.
The second half of the movie cuts back on the action and gives us way more character development and story.
The second half was actually much more enjoyable for me as the first half felt a tad unbalanced.

That minor gripe aside..if you loved 1,2 and 3 of the Pirates franchise, you'll enjoy this.
Not a rebirth but a darn good continuation of a series I love.
The magic has NOT been lost...
Funny.
A great story.
Incredible acting from everyone.
Entertaining.
Action...lots of it.
Can't wait for part 5.
Highly recommended.
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Showing 1-10 of 23 posts in this discussion
Initial post: May 20, 2011 6:24:23 PM PDT
Joker says:
Good review, it makes me want to see it this weekend. But... too busy. :(

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2011 6:30:34 PM PDT
Bummer....catch it when you can...along with Thor.

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2011 7:07:47 PM PDT
Joker says:
I will.

Posted on May 20, 2011 8:46:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 20, 2011 8:49:25 PM PDT
Sir Gawain says:
thanks Brian! Solid review! - i agree!

In reply to an earlier post on May 20, 2011 11:37:05 PM PDT
Thanks buddy, glad you liked it also.
Maybe the studio didn't cut the checks to the critics in time.....

Posted on May 21, 2011 12:25:15 AM PDT
Well put together and ditto! Except the minor gripe which I did not have!! Excellent film. Will be getting it to add to the collection when we go on our periodic have to watch Pirate fest fix!

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 4:57:16 AM PDT
Thanks. :)
And yes, this one is a definite must buy.

Posted on May 21, 2011 2:24:14 PM PDT
Margie says:
I just saw it on the Ultra Screen in 3D and enjoyed it. Loved the story, the humor and of course....CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow! Won't give anything away except.........make sure you stay til the 'end' of the credits.........

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 2:57:12 PM PDT
I wish I had done that but I would have missed my bus home.
LOL, I'm sure it will be on Youtube if it isn't already, for those of us who missed it. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2011 5:36:58 PM PDT
Margie says:
Brian...it IS on Youtube, I just looked. Enjoy.
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Brian Nallick
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