Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides

Our fourth movie of the summer was Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides on May 21, 2011. As the fourth Pirates movie, it was just what I expected it to be. It was available in both 2D and 3D versions, of which we opted for the regular 2D. Here's the synopsis:

"Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, Pirates of teh Carribean: On Stranger Tides captures the fun, excitement and humor that ignited the hit franchise this time is Disney Digital 3D. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in this action-packed adventure thatfinds him corssing paths (and swords) with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz). When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the legendary Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth. Along the way Jack must use all his wiles to deal with the barbarous Blackbeard and his crew of zombies, Angelica, the ravishing pirate with whom he shares a dubious past, and the beautiful, enchanting mermaids whose masterful cunning can lure even the most seasoned sailor to his doom. The international cast included franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the indestructable Captain Hector Barbosa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack's longtime comrade Joshame Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid."

I found the fourth Pirates movie to be just as good as the rest of them. The visual effects were great, and of course the soundtrack was superb. It was a long movie - we were in the theatre for two and a half hours - but it was worth it. You also have to stay past the credits for this movie to catch a few more seconds of the ending. There were so many plot twists that we found ourselves thinking the movie as unpredictable as Jack Sparrow's character, but in a good way. There absolutely has to be another movie to tie up the loose ends that are left dangling at the end. What happens to the missionary and the mermaid, Angelica and Jack? I can't wait to find out! The Pirate's franchise is undoubtedly captivating in all it's adventures and style.

My rating: 7

If you'd like to check out the official website for the movie, which is where I found the synopsis, click here: PIRATES

*Ratings are on a 1 - 10 scale.

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