Confession time: I’ve grown tired of Johnny Depp’s pirate shtick, so this movie had a strike already against it with me. The teeth, the swaying, the mumbling, the stupid head wrap … I’m pretty much done with this crap. I want to see Depp back in some of those daring projects that made him Depp, and not this cookie-cutter garbage. In fact, the best moment in On Stranger Tides doesn’t even include Depp. There’s a scary mermaid sequence that scores points stylistically and has some chills. The villain this time out is Blackbeard (Ian McShane), and he’s as interesting as hardened toothpaste. Rob Marshall directs, and he continues to show a knack for colossally boring films.
Director: Rob Marshall
Producer: Jerry Bruckheimer, Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Barry Waldman, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio and John DeLuca
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham, Gemma Ward, Greg Ellis, Damian O'Hare, Keith Richards, Christopher Fairbank, Yuki Matsuzaki and Richard Griffiths
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: An IMAX 3D Experience