Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Yellow)


(Yellow) means this.

Once you get four movies deep into a movie franchise where the quality of the movies rangers from surprising good to loud and confusing, it’s easy to rank any new comers with a simple ranking system.  Here is my order of awesomeness for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

  1. Curse of the Black Pearl
  2. On Stranger Tides
  3. Dead Mans Chest
  4. Tokyo Drift
  5. At Worlds End

No mistake was made creating this list.  I really do think that Tokyo Drift is a better Pirate movie than the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie and I think you’ll be hard pressed to find someone who disagrees with me.

Audience members who were disappointed with pirates 2 and 3 can potentially be won back with this instalment.  My advice to you if you decide to see this in theatres (my advise is to wait for the DVD because I don’t feel it’s worth the money to see in theatres) is to show up half an hour late.  Nothing that happens at the beginning is relevant to your enjoyment of the movie.  It’s just a bunch of uninspired sword fights and chase scenes.  There are boring and considering the creativity behind some of the other fight scenes in the series, these ones just come off as desperate to get your attention.

Also, the mermaids are lame.  I think I missed the part in The Little Mermaid when she and her sisters take out a big pirate ship.  It’s like the only way the pirate movies know who to introduce new characters and new ideas is through  action.  That never works all the time.  You got to change things up every once and while.

But these small things don’t make the movie unwatchable or even not worth the time.  this movie wasn’t so bad that killed the franchise.  I heard that the movie for the fifth one is already done.  If they do make it I have no problem lining up to see it.

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