Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Movie Review

The long awaited fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie is finally here! On Stranger Tides finds Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) searching for the fountain of youth with his ex-lover Angelica (Penélope Cruz), who also happens to be Blackbeard's (Ian McShane) daughter. Geoffrey Rush is also back as Barbossa, only he has joined the British navy and has lost a leg to Blackbeard. Everyone is after the fountain of youth, which gives life to the person who drinks its water but at the cost of another's life. However, to do things correctly, two chalices must be found and a mermaids tear must be extracted.

Johnny Depp still plays Captain Jack Sparrow very well, sort of a crazy floppy character. Much of the movie was long and you never really get why he gets thrown into going after the fountain of youth. A lot of the jokes seemed forced and it's obvious that Disney keeps putting out 'Pirates' movies just to make money. While better than the last two 'Pirates' movies, On Stranger Tides is a far cry from the genius of the original 'Pirates' movie, The Curse of the Black Pearl. On Stranger Tides is great for some swashbuckling fun, but don't expect too much.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides comes out in theatres this Friday, May 20th.

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