Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Two-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray) Directed by: Rob Marshall Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush Running Time: 2 hrs 15 mins Rating: PG-13 Due Out: October 18
PLOT: Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) gets tangled up with an old flame (Cruz) in the search for the fountain of youth. Blackbeard (McShane), Barbossa (Rush), the Spanish and English are also in pursuit.
WHO’S IT FOR? Did you love Pirates 2 & 3? It’s more of the same except for one thing … there is even less motivation for Captain Jack.
Let’s add an “L” to boat. What do we get? Bloat! Oh wait, let’s add a “ed” as well. Bloated! There we go. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is bloated. Jack Sparrow is involved in an escape that doesn’t matter and a sword fight I’m not nervous about. In fact, they never gave me any reason to care about the “adventure” he was on. I thought the idea was to trim the fat (Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley) and give more to Depp. Instead they slowly keep rolling out new characters we are supposed to fear or care about. It never happened. It’s like they decided the audience will be so charmed by Jack Sparrow, sorry CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow, that they’re willing to put up with nonsense, long-winded blather, and worst of all, pointless adventure.
Captain Jack Sparrow was dragged into this plot, and you’ll feel dragged down by this movie.
MOVIE SCORE: 4/10
2-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-rayTM + 1-Disc DVD) SRP = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 CanadaDisney Second Screen Bloopers of the Caribbean Audio Commentary by director Rob Marshall LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales
Limited Edition 5-Disc Combo Pack (1-Disc Blu-ray 3DTM + 2-Disc Blu-ray + 1-Disc DVD + 1-Disc Digital Copy) SRP = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada All of the above features plus Legends of On Stranger Tides In Search of the Fountain Last Sail/First Voyage Under the Scene: Bringing Mermaids to Life Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall
Limited Edition 15-Disc Four Movie Collection SRP = $169.99 U.S./$189.99 Canada Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy ) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy ) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2-Disc Blu-ray+1-Disc Digital Copy) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1-Disc Blu-ray 3D +2-Disc Blu-ray+Digital Copy+1-Disc DVD) 1-Disc Blu-ray bonus disc that includes all-new never-before-seen short film “Wedlocked” Authentic replica Pirate’s Chest, a collectible map and an iconic skull disc case. And much more.