Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides

What's wrong with Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides?

Weak plot.
It takes place on land. Pirate ships are either in bottles or get destroyed very quickly.
Flame throwers in place of cannon balls.
Jack Sparrow's face in close-up way too many times.
Dark, muddy cinematography. I hear it's worse in 3D.
Poor editing.
Sloppy makeup. Though I'm guessing eye liner was a big line item.
No chemistry between the characters.

What's right with Pirates of The Caribbean : On Stranger Tides.

All performances are fine, even though the poor actors had nothing to work with. Geoffrey Rush really shines.
The score is still strong.
Judi Dench and Keith Richards' appearances serve little purpose but window dressing, but it's still nice to see them.

Wish this list was longer.

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