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Pirates the Fourth

Blockbuster franchises are not unlike waves in the ocean. That's true even for the ones that don't take place on the high seas. The marketing rhythmically churns them up and up until they break oh-so-formidably on opening weekend and then they're just foam. Which is to say that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides evaporates instantly after you watch it, leaving you with precious little to remember it by that you didn't already remember from The Curse of the Black Pearl back in 2003.

Ian McShane as Blackbeard

I saw Pirates 4 only a week ago. The only things I remember are as follows...

Read the full review at Towleroad

(I'd say it's better than the other sequels but that doesn't mean I can help out its dismal rotten tomatoes score and call it "fresh". And it's quite possible that I have blocked out all memories of the 2nd and 3rd movies for self preservation purposes. Oh Johnny...)

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Reader Comments (2)

Never been a huge fan of this franchise (only saw the first one in theaters), so I have no intentions of seeing Stranger Tides until it comes on Blu-Ray.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Armour

Rob Marshall. When I heard "he's doing an action movie" I knew two things. 1. He's planning something big and 2. Oh boy is this going to SUCK.

May 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia
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