2 hours, 17 minutes
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.
for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality, and innuendo.
2 Disc DVD Features: Disc 1 - Bloopers of the Caribbean; Lego animated shorts: Captain Jack's Brick Tales
Disc 2 - Blu-ray: Disney second screen - simultaneously explore exclusive interactive content with your iPad or computer as you watch the movie; Audio commentary - with director Rob Marshall and executive producer John DeLuca.
Johnny Depp ...
PenÚlope Cruz ...
Geoffrey Rush ...
Ian McShane ...
Kevin McNally ...
Sam Claflin ...
Stephen Graham ...
Keith Richards ...
Richard Griffiths ...
Astrid Berges-Frisbey ...
| In this third sequel, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is looking for the Fountain of Youth along with a lady pirate named Angelica
(Penélope Cruz), a former lover of Jack's and her father, the evil pirate Blackbeard (Ian
McShane). Jack doesn't have any particular motivation for getting
involved in the search other than a mild interest in helping Angelica, whom he feels
guilty for mistreating years ago.
Also looking for the elusive Fountain is Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), who's sailing on
behalf of England's King George (Richard Griffiths), and a boring missionary named Philip (Sam Claflin), a
prisoner on Blackbeard's ship, who falls in love with Syrena (Astrid
Berges-Frisbey), who is a mermaid. Oh, by the way, Blackbeard's ship is run by zombies, which actually doesn't seem to serve
any purpose in the story.
The only memorable performance, other than Johnny Depp, comes from Ian McShane who's a fine choice to play Blackbeard, with his
fearsome diction and dark, malevolent eyes which he puts to good use at first; but
before long, he, too, is swallowed up in the frenzied, mindless action
that takes up most of the film's running time of well over two hours. Director Rob Marshall ("Chicago") starts Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in high gear and never allows it to slow down. But it's mostly just noisy, dizzying, and senseless.