Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides

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I went into Pirates 4 with low expectations.  Generally a film series designed as a trilogy doesn’t fare well when the producers try to stretch it to a fourth film.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this film was entertaining and fun.  It wasn’t nearly as good as the first film but it doesn’t  suffer from the over use of special effects that the third film did.

As usual the film sparkles wherever Johnny Depp is on the screen and slows down dramatically when he isn’t.  His portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow if still a delight to watch on the big big screen.

Ian McShane was excellent as Blackbrard, he is really a fine actor especially in the role of the bad guy.

I don’t know if the series can stand another film but if Depp is involved I would go see it.

Jerry Sutton

I am, at heart, a software developer though I am currently managing a small Information Technology department for a mid sized company located in my hometown of Jacksonville, FL. When I am not playing with the latest smart-phone or trying to become inspired to write code I read almost anything I can get my hands on from Pulp Era adventures to biographies of world leaders and everything in between.