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June 26, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tide (2011)

I felt the urge to watch this movie because one of my colleague gave me copies of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies... After seeing all three, I surely wouldn't want to miss the fourth and latest one... So, instead of waiting a few months for the DVD release, it would be more convenient for me to watch it in the cinema while it is still showing...



THE STORY

The famous pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow, had emerged from his hideout again and this time with a new treasure in mind - The Fountain of Youth... However, he's not the only one in search of the fountain as the royals of Spain, fearsome Blackbeard, and Captain Barbossa also had their eyes on the precious 'treasure'... Well, not all of them were in pursuit of immortality gained from drinking the water... They all had their own agenda that was revealed after they reached the fountain...


THE GOOD

Mermaids

The scene that I enjoyed the most in this movie is when the mermaids first appeared... Charming, graceful and beautiful at first but in reality, they were really deadly... Unexpectedly, they had the ability to be so ruthless and powerful as they ripped apart ships and feed on the humans... I loved to see how they jumped out of the water to catch their prey... Totally awesome...




THE BAD

Too Much Luck

I hate it when a significant character in a movie gets too lucky... I didn't really favor watching Jack Sparrow managed to escape every time he got caught... During the coconut tree scene, why weren't there any guards on watch of Jack Sparrow and Barbossa? Besides that, in the scene of Jack Sparrow trying to escape the guards after being held for an interview with London royalty, it was so easy of him to obtain his sword and gun back... I found the fact that he always easily succeeded in escaping made the movie less enjoyable and logical to watch...


Action


All the gun fights and sword duels were just ordinary... Well, the formula worked in the first movie but as more and more series being made, the action sequence are now quite lame... The producers need to come up with something new if they are planning on making another one in the future or else, Pirates of the Caribbean shall lose its audience...

The producers seemed to not successfully manipulate the fearsome status of Blackbeard properly... Instead of showing him being fearless and all mighty in battle, they just showed him burning an innocent slave... I personally think that it would be better if the producers made a scene where Blackbeard battle a royalty ship and sink it with his fire breathing ship... That would be awesome...



Dragged on story

Some scenes are irrelevant and unnecessary... For instance, the scene when Jack Sparrow learned that there was an imposter of him and tried to confront him/her... However, later on, there was no follow up on the scene... The matter of the person impersonating him just vanished... It seemed like the producers were trying so hard to make the movie longer... 


ALL IN ALL

I think that Pirates of Caribbean has lost its charm in this new one... There's nothing new being shown... Jack Sparrow is still the same as ever... No new action sequence... Besides that, I don't really feel entertained with the jokes and comedic elements portrayed in the movie... There's so much cliche in it!! Seriously, if the producers want the next movie to be a success, they need to come up with something new... 

However, this movie is still a good watch if u feel like wanting to past the time... What I mean is, despite my negativity towards it, some scenes are worth to be credited such as the mermaid scene... I loved how they portrayed the mermaids and I was so glad that there were no male mermaids... 

This movie is not bad... Rather, it's just mediocre... 


2.5 out of 5 stars...


2 comments:

Zulfahmi said...

I love the first one... Not boring at all

Zulfahmi said...

The second is the best~

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