Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesMay 20, 2011
Jack Sparrow and Barbossa embark on a quest to find the elusive fountain of youth, only to discover that Blackbeard and his daughter are after it too.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 6.6/10 (119,758 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane
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 (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.
Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
Lord John Carteret
Prime Minister Henry Pelham
Release Date: 20 May 2011
Filming Locations: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $90,151,958
(22 May 2011)
(25 November 2011)
Did You Know?
Oren Aviv said Disney had chosen to scale this movie down from the former in the series; "It's important to get the story right and it's important to me to scale it down, because we can't get bigger. The movies have subsequently gotten bigger and bigger and very complicated and they were satisfying on so many levels obviously, but I want to kind of reboot the whole thing and bring it down to its core, its essence, just characters." He agreed that there is a lot of Captain Jack Sparrow's back story that we haven't seen yet without confirming or denying that we might see some of that in the fourth movie
When Blackbeard threatens Jack with a pistol, he is heard cocking it, but when he holds it up to the camera we can see that it is only on half-cock. A pistol cannot be fired in the half-cock position, nor can it be loaded in the fired position, implying that either it is not loaded, or a technical error has been made by the film makers.
Don't touch the map.
Our favorite pirate is back!
Firstly, this review does not contain any spoilers whatsoever so read
on. I had the privilege to watch this in the El Capitan theater
advanced screening. Johnny Depp, the goofy pirate that we have grown to
love, returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an
action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise.
The plot is when Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past
(Penelope Cruz), he's not sure if it's loveor 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 (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected
adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the
woman from his past.
By being a fan this franchise, I can happily confirm that YES, it is as
good as the first one! Be ready for an adventure and half! Brings
everything from the classic bizarre comedy to the nail biting action
The marketing for the movie have been intelligently subliminal like
some other great film releases, like Avatar, or Blair Witch (the real
vs fake) and the recent awesome film production The Artifice
(the-artifice.com) and so on.
This is not a film to miss, does not matter if you are a die hard fan
of Pirates, or new to the series! I might be in trouble for writing a
review of the movie this early, so please click Yes on the "is this
review useful" as a thank you 😉