Wednesday, November 09, 2011

3D Pirates

I haven't seen a 3D flick in a while so I picked up Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Content aside, I am still annoyed that 3D flicks are coming with multiple and unnecessary discs. Digital copy is nice, but is a bonus I can live without. It is bluray; why do I need the DVD version? I want to pay a reasonable price for the movie in one format; not a high price for four bundled formats.

As for this particular flick, the story felt thrown together and the new characters were lacking resonance. However, there was a perceivable effort in taking advantage of 3D. Aside from swords failing at jutting out the screen, most of the effects stood out a bit above the standard.

Get rid of the glasses and I will be a bit more supportive, albeit not much.

Pirates 4 has a few good moments, but I recommend it as a rental. There isn't much here to justify multiple viewings, other than to show off the 3D effects.

-Written from my iPad