I like the POTC movies for two main reasons: one half for Johnny Depp and one half for Hans Zimmer's music. The soundtrack for On Stranger Tides echos the music from the earlier films a lot and so didn't sound as original to me, except for the mermaids' theme, which I loved, but it's still awesome and brings so much energy to the movie. The mermaids are seriously creepy and the camera angles used for their scenes were nicely chosen to enhance this. (Just a note on the mermaids, the movie is rated pg-13 for sexual content/nudity, etc. and the mermaids, um, don't wear tops like Ariel does, just hair.) The fight/action scenes are good fun, especially the ones with Sparrow. The Hawaiian scenery is really pretty. I liked Philip and Syrena, and it was fun to see Robbie Kay (from OUAT).
The first POTC movie is my favorite, the second two I like just for Johnny Depp and the music (the third felt bloated and messy); I like this fourth one pretty well, better than the third and possibly better than the second. I agree with what one reviewer on IMDb said, which was basically that, 'If you're looking for a good time going into the movie, you'll most likely get it.'
my rating: 4/5
favorite line: (Jack) Did everyone see that? Because I will not be doing it again.( more reviews )
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