Monday, May 23, 2011

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 137 mins
What it is about:
Capt Jack Sparrow is back and he is looking for the fabled Fountain of Youth!
Summary curtsey of
Captain Jack Sparrow (Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and 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 formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past
Overall I thought it was a pretty good movie. The acting in the beginning was pretty over the top but seems to even out and get to a more realistic level as the movie went on. Capt Jack Sparrow was his usual charming self throughout the movie. There were quite a few laughs and I liked the addition of Blackbeard and his daughter, Angelica. Occasionally the movie did seem to drag and it was quite long at 2.5 hours, but it usually picked back up pretty quickly. The special effects were as good as previous movies, you won’t be disappointed there. I do have to admit it did seem kind of odd to have Pirates of the Caribbean movie without Elizabeth Swan and Will, but we still had the faithful Giggs and Sparrows arch nemesis Barbossa.
Check it out matinee prices.

What I Thought: