Ben Oliver

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Pirates
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Does this face looks like it’s been to the Fountain of Youth?
18 October 2020

Yeah that’s right, we’re taking this all the way, right into the pirates movies no one has bothered watching.

This one does away with Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, which seems odd but the first three films botched their relationship, taking it to a place where no one cared about them anymore.

Aside from that there’s not much to write home about. It’s a simpler script than the previous two films which on paper is a good thing, but this one just has no heart to it. The attention to detail is gone, the world the characters inhabit doesn’t seem quite so tangible anymore and the action is poorly directed.

Give this one a miss, me hearties.