Mini Review - Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (out May 19) isn't fun at all. The characters extricate themselves far too easily from difficult situations and there’s no sense of excitement. You’re just going through the motions, watching a mishmash of subplots involving mermaids, Spaniards and stolen ships. The finale is predictable to the point of being laughable. Grade: C+.