Thursday, 2 June 2011

On Stranger Tides

Ahoy me hearties! Yes, I've been to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - and loved it! I have to say though that I'm a big Pirates fan and an even bigger Johnny Depp fan. I think his acting is brilliant and I love the diversity of his characters.

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Captain Jack Sparrow returns alongside his former enemy Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) to search for the fountain of youth. Along the way he comes across an old flame, Angelica (Penélope Cruz), who turns out to be the daughter of the terrifying Captain Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Tricked by Angelica, Sparrow finds himself as a deck-hand on the Queen Anne's Revenge and captained by Blackbeard. Now he's not sure who to fear most...

The film is swashbucklingly action packed, as could be expected, but the story moves along nicely and there is no lack of humour. I went to see it in 3D, which added more depth to the picture (although at one point it gave me a bit of a headache) but I don't think that it makes such a huge difference. It's fun to see but not totally necessary. The storyline is supposedly based on the book 'On Stranger Tides' by Tim Powers, which I'd never heard of or read so I can't say how closely the film follows it.

It's an entertaining film that won't disappoint. Have you seen the film yet? What did you think?

Hasta pronto!

2 comments:

  1. i saw it opening day! i actually liked it, much better than the 2nd and 3rd!

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  2. I didn't see it in 3d but I liked it! I thought they left it open to do more movies. I wonder if they will!?

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