Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [2011]

On Stranger Tides, the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, is still fun. How could it not be? But at the same time, it’s instantly forgettable. Johnny Depp offers more of the same, Penélope Cruz does what she can with a filler role, Geoffrey Rush feels… different, like he’s playing another part and Richard Griffiths, in a minor role, is ghastly. There’s also a completely unnecessary (but fun) cameo from screen legend Judi Dench. The fourth film in the saga is possibly the most visually striking and, like its predecessors, it’s action filled. Only this time, it’s not very engaging.

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