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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides


May 20, 2011

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Oct 18, 2011

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Rob Marshall


Johnny Depp
Penélope Cruz
Ian McShane


2011 Walt Disney Pictures

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Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his band of menacing buccaneers are back in action, hunting for the elusive Fountain of Youth. But along the way, they encounter terrifying zombies and mythical mermaids as well as a ruthless woman from Jack's past (Penélope Cruz) who forces him aboard the famed ship of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

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Why Is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Rated PG-13?

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo.

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Violence: Following in the pattern of the franchise’s previous films, this production is replete with fistfights, sword assaults, shootings, stabbings and other means of inflicting death. Fishermen haul in a body with their daily catch. A father and his young daughter happily anticipate a hanging. A crowd angrily voices their displeasure over a judge’s decision. A man steals jewelry from a woman. A character starts a fire as a way to deter his pursuers. Characters are shot with a tranquilizing dart. A man is set adrift in a boat then repeatedly blasted with flames. Men are attacked and drowned by sea creatures. A man is forced to jump from a high cliff. Bloody injuries result when a man’s chest is slashed. A character magically disintegrates. Numerous corpses and skeletons are depicted.

Sexual Content: Men nuzzle prostitutes in a bar. Low cut dresses reveal cleavage. Sexual innuendo includes characters who exchange sexual banter on several occasions. The bare backs of mermaids are seen along with strategically placed hair covering their chests.

Language: The script contains a handful of swear words along with a couple of terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently consume alcohol in a variety of situations. They often appear to be intoxicated.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Violence.
AB PG Violence, Frightening Scenes.
MB PG Not Recommended For Children, Violence.
ON PG Frightening Scenes. Violence.
QC G Not Recommended for Young Children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides...

Home Video Notes: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Release Date: 18 October 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides releases to home video on October 18, 2011.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

- Bloopers of the Caribbean

- Audio Commentary by director Rob Marshall

- LEGO Animated Shorts: Captain Jack’s Brick Tales

Exclusive HD Content

- Disney Second Screen

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital

Includes all of the above, plus:

- Last Sail/First Voyage

- Under the Scene: Bringing Mermaids to Life

- Deleted and Extended Scenes with Intros by director Rob Marshall

- Legends of On Stranger Tides

- In Search of the Fountain

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is also part of the Pirates of the Caribbean: Four-Pack Collection, which releases to home video on October 18, 2011.

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ntmanning says: May. 31, 2011

Pirates 4=C+. Ton of action & adventure but lacked the WOW-factor that should have been a part of the Pirates franchise. Still worth a watch for a pure popcorn flick.

Ian McShane (as Blackbeard) was impressive - Penelope Cruz didn’t bring a whole lot to the film though - also a couple of subplots were throwaways to me.
Johnny Depp was great as always, but could do Capt. Jack Sparrow in his sleep. 

The music, choreographed fight scenes, costumes and set design were spot on -yet the film still lacked the pacing and plot line to hook me. But if you’re looking for an early summer escape, you may find yourself looking beyond the flaws.

Parents beware: Some of the material, including sexual innuendos, frightening sequences and violence, may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

Noel T. Manning, II

Shinobucchi says: Jun. 16, 2011

I enjoyed the first of the Pirates of the Caribbean series but each film since then seems to have become less family-friendly. The good points of this film were as ntmanning said, the music, choreographed fight scenes etc.  However the sexual innuendos (particularly between the main characters) are done in just a way to give irresponsible messages to teens, but as an adult they’re not even funny.  As the movie ends, Jack Sparrow abandons Angelica on a deserted island just after she tells him she’s pregnant with his child.  Generally disappointed with the lack of good humour.

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