Monday, May 23, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Movie Review



FANDANGO BLURB:

Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

MY REVIEW:
I love the Pirate’s of the Caribbean movies. This time I had another great ride. But something big was missing – and I wanted it. The chemistry between Johnny Depp, Captain Barbossa, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. Because they weren’t in this movie – I felt a little cheated. Now the new adventure was a fun one – to find the Fountain of Youth. A long lost love for Captain Jack and his awkward and endearing way of getting out of the worst messes with just a bit of offhanded arrogance was wonderful. The exchange with Penelope Cruz was light, and I wanted more of a heated seduction to go on –but hey I’m greedy. I give it a 3.5 black pearls since the missing characters I’ve wanted to re-acquaint with were no where to be found.

8 comments:

Kelly Hashway said...

I didn't realize those characters were missing. I have to admit I didn't like the second movie anywhere near as a much as I liked the first. I'll probably wait for this to come out on DVD.

Catherine Stine said...

I'm probably with Kelly on this--wait until the DVD. But hey, I love pirates. And your black pearl rating system is really cool.

Tabitha said...

I love Captain Jack Sparrow. :) He alone would be worth watching this movie. :) I'm not a huge Penelope Cruz fan, though, so I'm going to wait until it comes out on dvd and then check it out.

Thanks for the review!

Beth said...

I haven't seen any of these!
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cleemckenzie said...

Nothing like a fun adventure to take you away from the real world for a while. Love Johnny Depp and his character, Captain Jack Sparrow. Keep wondering if he's really into the rum during filming. :-)

Keisha Martin said...

The mermaid scene was awesome that little bit inspired me it was so beautiful and I liked that they kept the traits of what mermaids are like.

Great Outdoors said...

The movie was great. I saw it Friday, and I liked it. It seemed to be missing something or had too much of something but I really liked it. I loved the Mermaids!! Johnny is wonderful of course!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I did really enjoy the Clergy (blanking on the name...) as he was a bit adorable. I did miss the characters from the first few films though. But I do love Jack and I'm a huge Johnny fan...so I enjoyed it overall. it had it's fun and silly moments as usual that are great.

lauren