Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Richard of Kirkham A Movie A Day and it is Swashbuckler Films

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Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Swashbuckler Films.

“Did everyone see that? Because I will *not* be doing it again. ” – Captain Jack Sparrow

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Aug 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Captain Jack Sparrow attempts to find the Fountain of Youth while being chased by both former and new enemies.

My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.

This entire series was Richard’s choice for me to watch.

After enduring the previous installment which went too far, I was very pleased to see that they chose a great premise for this film that helps return things to the roots with a very enjoyable swashbuckling tale.

The choice of the Fountain of Youth is a great one that works really well in the context presented.

Johnny Depp once again does a stellar job portraying the iconic character of Captain Jack Sparrow that he created 8 years earlier and still manages to keep this story fun the whole time.

The special effect of the film are great once again and they created an enjoyable storyline that stays both fun and adventurous the entire way through.

This film is proof that it’s possible to get back on track after a previous stumble along the way.

Bottom Line – So glad that this series returned to its roots with a good pirate story and the choice of seeking the Fountain of Youth is a great one. The special effects of this film are once again amazing and they manage to keep the story both fun and adventurous the whole time which keeps things entertaining.  Depp is once again great in the lead role and manages to still pull off the iconic character that he created 8 years earlier. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – While filming in London in October 2010, Johnny Depp received a letter from a local nine-year old schoolgirl, telling him her classmates needed help to “mutiny” against her teachers. He turned up with almost no warning at the school in full Sparrow outfit, but advised against mutiny. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Eventhough this film seems to have returned to the right direction for a pirate film, it still isn’t perfect!

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)


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3 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

  1. It’s funny that this is where I thought it went most off-track. The new characters just didn’t have the same appeal as Will and Elizabeth, so I didn’t really care about a lot of what was going on.


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