Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides somehow delivered the brand of entertainment experience that ignited the hit movie franchise (although I still consider the first as the best Pirates of the Caribbean offer ever). It has the mix of fantasy, adventure, fun and humor. A film would never go wrong with the interplay of the right family adventure elements: Pirates, Mermaids and Fountain of Youth. With three expeditions on the race to the fountain of youth, a good load of action and adventure is in store in this movie.
As expected, Johnny Depp is not just a captain in the story but in the acting department as well. His brand of humor never failed to entertain the audience from start to finish. The two other captains in the movie, Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane, equally showed their acting versatility.
I am definitely initially impressed with the 3D technology used in the film but I think it could have been further maximized especially in the underwater scenes. Sometimes, especially at the last quarter of the film, I hardly noticed the 3D effect at all.
I also wished that another "treasure" to find is used in the story. We've seen a lot of movies that deal with the quest for the "fountain of youth". But nevertheless, the action, suspense and excitement made this hunt somehow a nice movie experience as well.
From a scale of 1 to 10 claps, I'm giving Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 6 1/2.