Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

       All right, so I saw this movie, which you should know about, and if you don't, then stop living under a god-damned rock. The new Pirates of the Caribbean title, which, though not as good as some of the former, is still good, had me well entertained during its two and a half hours. There were new things, zombies, mermaids, and of course, the infamous pirate, Blackbeard. Oh yeah, and the guys went wild for Penelope Cruz, of course.

        So, Jack Sparrow sets out on a quest to find the Fontana Juventus, better known as the Fountain of Youth. Barbossa is a privateer for King George, and Blackbeard needs a few extra years. Mix that all up and you've got a new movie.Of course, Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley were missed, but their story had ended. Fresh material was needed, and that's where Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane stepped in.

       The movie had its fights, its cameos, and its own parts with their awesomeness. Some good appearances were, for example, Kieth Richards as Captain Teague, and the weird little monkey as Jack. The film also had some mythology, what with the Fountain of Youth and finding the silver chalices of Ponce de León. The mermaids were awesome. Seriously, you dudes will love them. You girls will find some joy with some Catholic character who ends up taking his shirt off to save a mermaid.

       What this movie has different from the others is that the fight scenes, although well choreographed, were not as awesome as the others. You can remember how during the fights something seemingly unrelated could happen and end up happening to all parties, like the giant wheel in the second film. They're still good, but not as good as the others.

        Well, I ran out of things to say, and while it's not as good as the others, it's still a must-see. It's enjoyable, and you can learn a bit about the personal life of the infamous, and one and only, Captain Jack Sparrow.