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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [DVD] [2011]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (612 out of 647)

    Special Features


    • Bloopers of the Caribbean
    • Lego animated shorts: Captain Jack's Brick Tales

    Synopsis


    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    Flamboyant seafarer Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) lands himself in a bit of a bind after being lured onto Blackbeard's (Ian McShane) ship by enigmatic siren Angelica (Penélope Cruz), and forced to seek out the Fountain of Youth. Trapped on the Queen Anne's Revenge with the most nefarious pirate in history, Captain Jack reflects on his past with the elusive Angelica while embarking on his wildest adventure to date. With shambling zombies on deck and gorgeous mermaids beckoning sailors into the icy waters below, this time Jack Sparrow has his work cut out for him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Johnny Depp
      Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Sparrow
    • Geoffrey Rush
      Geoffrey Rush - Captain Hector Barbossa
    • Ian McShane
      Ian McShane - Blackbeard
    • Kevin McNally
      Kevin McNally - Joshamee Gibbs
    • Sam Claflin
      Sam Claflin - Philip



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 647 reviews

    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nothing can re-capture the surprise and glee

      Posted
      XCeranoX

      Nothing can re-capture the surprise and glee of the first Pirates, but this latest installment happily avoids some of the excesses that bloated Parts 2 and 3. Part 4 brings Jack Sparrow into the same domain as James Bond: people are content to watch a repetitive franchise as long as their favorite aspects are done tolerably well. I had low expectations and was (almost) content: Jack Sparrow is his same loopy self; the insipid characters of Will & Elizabeth have been eliminated without a backward glance or any dialogue wasted on an explanation; and Geoffrey Rush has more time on screen, thanks to a bigger role as Barbossa (and he also has the best lines and reactions, even though he is now working for the Royal Navy). The tedious, drawn-out battles between ships have been eliminated, Keith Richards has a cameo, and Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane provide predictable beauty, sizzle, and menace. There is nothing actually innovative in Part 4, and it has no logical plot (why include a pious missionary who looks like a Calvin Klein model?), but thats all right. What bothered me more than the feeble plot were the intrusive 3D effects and the obligatory scene of CGI violence (in which some disturbing mermaids fail to match the eerie magic of the original underwater walking skeletons). BOTTOM LINE: skip the 3D version, and if you have any doubts about whether you will like the movie, see something else. All in all, an uninspired sequel in the goofy, bombastic, predictable Pirates franchise.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent film POOR BLU-RAY & WHERE ARE THE DVD’S

      Posted
      CKCSWHFFAN
      • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

      Well, here I go again with the comments I have been forced to input since fall 2009. What is Disney thinking? This Release ONLY blu-ray packages BUT we DVD people have to sit & wait for that package? Terrible. I hope Disney loses a lot of money again because of this idiot choice. I can NOT afford regular DVD’s, how can I afford blu-rays? The film is decent. Jumps around is she or isn’t she with Cruz. At least she can say she has a hit box office movie now. The changing of the Rush’s character. Been in all the films but they keep messing with the character. And, his character was not even spoken of on the promotional part on the DVD case. It is okay to surprise your audience, but the story jumps EVERY TWO SECONDS get to be a bit much. Johnny can do the Jack character in his sleep. Bringing Keith Richards back for a cameo. Only other past character coming back was Gibbs. Now, this LAME, CHEAP BLU-RAY PACKAGE. Yep, I paid an expensive amount of money for an OLD DAYS BUT NOT FOR DISNEY PLAIN SILVER DVD & A COLORFUL FRISBEE. Back when DVD’s came out in the late 1990’s remember Disney films had colorful discs. BUT EVERYONE IS DOING BLU-RAY DISNEY. Does anyone think Walt would have allowed there cheap looking DVD’s to be released if he was still alive? No, I do NOT think so. How about these plastic cases WITH THE INTENTIONAL HOLES IN THEM. CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP. So discs can be damaged SO YOU ARE FORCED TO BUY ANOTHER. No chapter list, any information on the film. Film is fine, best of course is still the 2003 original. But, DISNEY DVD PEOPLE ARE STILL OUT HERE SO RELEASE THEM PROPERLY & STOP THE CUTTING OF CORNERS.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun, Witty, Worth a Watch at least twice.

      Posted
      Borgs
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      For anyone new to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, here is a list of all the movies in order of release: 1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl 2. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 3. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End 4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 5. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales I would say that the first installment is the best of the bunch, the others not nearly as much. I did enjoy the fifth installment when I saw it in the theaters, but that may be a matter of preference. So the first and the fifth were the strong points of the franchise for me, and that was enough to make me purchase the in-between films just to round out the collection and revisit the stories. Overall, the series isn't bad, but if it can be helped, wait for the 2nd-5th films to go on clearance before purchasing - which they are now, except for the 5th (which was just recently released). The first one is well worth even at full price. Best Buy is the best place to get these because they have all the films readily available.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Fair enough for a 4th installment

      Posted
      Treydle
      • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

      Free of his debt to Davy Jones, we join Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) in the process of rescuing a trusted shipmate from the Royal executioners. When that fails, the crown attempts to coerce him into setting sail for the fabled fountain of youth. However, while Jack is in possession of neither ship nor crew, (and the film is without former cast members Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley who elected to pursue other projects) Sparrow’s captors are under the impression that he has a ship and is presently amassing a crew. Sparrow investigates and discovers someone impersonating him for their own purposes. A woman, of all things. In fact, a woman from his past by the name of Angelica (played by Penelope Cruz). Clearly the story is complicated and the viewer is asked to make many accommodations where plausibility and time are concerned. That said, it’s a well-executed successor to the three previous films, the action is entertaining and the cast is, for the most part, more than adequate. A great time at the movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      4th in the 5 Pirates of the Caribbean series.....

      Posted
      moviefanatic
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      Not the best of the 5 pirate movies, plus it's missing the original cast members with the exception of Johnny Depp. As valuable to the series as Johnny Depp is, he alone cannot carry this film to the perfection we have seen in volumes 1, 2, 3 and, in my opinion, the best of the series, equal to "The Curse of the Black Pearl", is the fifth entry "Dead Men Tell No Tales"! Despite my disappointment in #4, buckle-on your boots, belt-on your cutlass, give a rousing ...yo, ho, ho, me hearties and board your ship realizing that only one disappointment out of 5 great movies is a pirate-story-loving-fan's bounty.....Enjoy, as I finally did, by rationalizing my purchase at Best Buy's excellent pricing....WAS NOT a disappointment!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Enjoyable but the rum is about gone.

      Posted
      Bubbatub
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      This entry is interesting as it has a very good cast with a story that is quite intriguing. Blackbeard was never beheaded and searches for the fountain of youth with Captain Jack along for the ride. The story doesn't have enough momentum when it counts. Especially for a cool premise as the search for the fountain. Aside for the extremely cool mermaid scene there isn't much that is truly feels like this was an adventure that was thought out well. Still a fun watch that hopefully leads into a much better sequel. This reviewer has yet to see Dead Men Tell No Tales. Great Blu-ray plus fun film makes this a worthy purchase if found on sale.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Still the worst of the saga

      Posted
      abisio
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      Disney put a "serious director" on the helm of movie that is as much comedy as it is action. And serious (among other things) means no sense of humor. The result is basically and absurdly serous movie with uninteresting action and poorly written characters. Jack is almost a good guy (can you believe that ?) Penelope Cruz and Ian Mc Shane characters are not interesting, nor funny neither terrifying. Zero chemistry between Cruz and Deep (and Cruz can create chemistry with a bear if she wants). There are some fun moments and if you like the other four; you must have it just to complete the series

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great A/V, not so great movie

      Posted
      BayernKurve
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      The movie itself is pretty underwhelming and mediocre- it was a mistake to make Jack Sparrow the central focus, and Ian McShane is totally wasted in a role that even he somehow can't make memorable. The A/V qualities are all solid, however, so should you want to see this, the Blu-ray release is the way to go. The exclusive bonus disc is similarly underwhelming. It has some pleasant fluff but it could have easily fit on the standard second disc of bonus features.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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