Pirates Of The Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

 Only for ‘POC’ fans

Reviews 23-May-2011 12:43 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Rushing through the harsh-and-smooth landscapes, the hot-stylish look of Johnny Depp, gorgeous beauties by his side and an unlimited adventure – These factors keep up ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ going on a winning spree. To be precise, the first part was considered as a full-fledged entertainer and of course it was. But the second and third parts were far away from the expectations and didn’t gratify its fans.

So how far ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ make it way? Have a sneak look into the synopsis followed by the analysis.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and 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 formidable pirate Blackbeard (Mc Shane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

The film has a running length of 146minutes and it involves the usual adventures and same-patterned stroke by Johnny Depp, who plays the role of a crazy pirate. But he keeps winning the applause for this usual style as audiences love him for it. Well with Penelope Cruz getting back with Johnny Depp, it turns to be an additional advantage as the portions involving them have been done perfectly. However one might miss the usual star-casts like Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as they are replaced by debutants Sam Clafflin and Astrid Berges. Mc Shane as Blackbeard keeps up his performance to a highest degree. He is apt for the role and none could have done the character with an excellence.

Since most of the sequences in the film sharply reminiscences of the previous editions and in no way gains our interests. But the clap worthy moments are the action sequences that leaves us speechless at places. Though the energy and pace are missing at places, it can be watched for sake of entertainment keeping the expectations little, which is impossible.

Production: Jerry Bruckheimer

Direction: Rob Marshall

Star-casts: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian Mc Shane, Sam Claffin

Music: Hans Zimmer

Cinematography: Dariusz Wolski

Editing: David Brenner, Michael Kahn & Wyatt Smith

What works: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Action Sequences

What doesn’t work: Clichéd factors that give a Déjà vu feel…

Verdict: Only for ‘POC’ fans

Review by Richard Mahesh

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