Sunday, May 22, 2011

Spotlight: Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Ruse, Keith Richards, Ian McShane)

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the fourth video in the series.  It was directed by Rob Marshall and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. A few actors reprised their roles in the film, mainly Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Geoffrey Ruse as Barbossa, Kevin McNally as Gibbs, and Keith Richards as Captain Teague. Penélope Cruz plays Angelica who is a former love interest of Sparrow. She is also first mate and daughter of Blackbeard, who is played by Ian McShane. King George II is played by Richard Griffiths. Sam Clafin plays Philip Swift who is a stalwart missionary and Ástrid Berges-Frisbey plays the main mermaid in the movie. Stephen Graham is also in this movie, playing Scrum who is a pirate who serves on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Blackbeard’s ship.

Now, I will try to sum up the movie as best I can without giving away too much. Jack Sparrow goes to London to find out who is impersonating him. This impersonator is recruiting people to search for the Fountain of Youth. In his travels he meets up with his friend Gibbs and then Sparrow frees him. While trying to escape they get led into a trap and are taken to King George II. He wants Sparrow to help him find the Fountain before the Spanish does. Sparrow also finds out that Barbossa is leading the expedition, also that he had lost the Black Pearl and his leg. When Jack escapes he is found by his father and he warns him about the tests the Fountain has. He also finds his former lover, Angelica, who is the daughter of Blackbeard. Who are also on the hunt for the Fountain. Angelica reveals that the Fountain’s water must be drunk from chalices that belonged to Juan Ponce de León, and that one chalice must contain a mermaid’s tear. Who ever drinks the Fountain’s water with the tear will absorb the remaining years of the other. The hunt and quest of our crews’ want for more life begins here!

On Stranger Tides is probably my second favourite film in the series, behind At World’s End. Although I say that, I do not mean that anything is wrong with this movie. Everything this movie delivered was superb and it made for a very good movie. I am also happy that, if I am correct, Zack Efron is not in this movie. I remember a while back that there was talk of him being in the movie. The stunts in this movie are awesome and give the view some interesting fights. A Pirates of the Caribbean movie would not be one without Jack Sparrow’s comedic intelligence and it makes for some funny times. Many have mixed reviews of this movie, but I think that it was very well done. Some say it had a disjointed plot but I was able to follow it. Although Jack Sparrow tends to switch alliances very quickly, this is a film about pirates after all! I give this movie a 5 out of 5. I hope everyone enjoys it.


  1. Can't wait to see it gay english cinemas.

  2. I'm going to see it next week! So exciting :D