Never a dull moment between the captains Jack Sparrow and Barbossa, every line exchanged between the Pirate vets is golden. Even better was the chemistry between Bible Thumper, Philip, the missionary taken by Blackbeard’s crew and the mermaid they be needing only one tear from for the Fountain of Youth’s ritual, Syrena. The sex appeal that pair generates in their heart wrenching scenes will make you forget Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly were ever a part of the Pirates universe.
Keeping with the mermaids…Ariel and company have always made the fish/human combo seem like fun, musical delights. Pirates sheds that to pieces. At first the Twilight looking ladies appear cheesy and overdone, but Edward is a distant memory once the girls get going. Be prepared for the nightmares that will ensue after the most intense moment in Pirate history.
Did someone day cheesy? On Stranger Tides comes to moviegoers in the ever popular style, 3D. Yes, it has its positives, Johnny Depp popping out at you is as close as he’ll ever some to ladies swooning over the swashbuckler. Yet, the oh so “advanced” way of watching a movie made every scene on water look a little corny and cheap. 3D generates more money which makes the studios smile, but is it worth losing the storyline to “fancy” graphics?
Whether or not the graphics make audiences all for Pirates, the bottom line is that Disney has done it once again. They’ve taken a part of childhood (pirates, a beloved ride and imagination) and created another movie both children and adults will flock to. While the younger folks won’t get most of the somewhat racy jokes (“I support the missionary’s position”), all ages will be drawn into every time Captain Jack Sparrow finds himself in a bind…almost every part of the movie. It’s safe to say if you’ve been a fan of the Pirates franchise from the start, you’ll love Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides so go and see it when it ports in theater, but even people who’ve never cared about the others and have no clue as to what they’re even about are in luck because On Stranger Tides is enough of its own movie to stand on its own, away from the previous triad. So no excuses because everyone can enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides out May 20.
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