Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
No Keira Knightley or Orlando Bloom? Wow this is the best news I’ve heard since I found out Toby Maguire wouldn’t be in the new Spiderman movie. To be honest, before I watched the trailer, I wanted to hate it, but I just couldn’t. It looks great. More of the funny action pirate lore and less of the annoying anorexic love story, though if memory serves they weren’t left in a particularly good place. Ironically this is the first of the franchise to actually be shot in the Caribbean. It’s being directed by Rob Marshall, who has previously directed and choreographed movies like Annie, Chicago and Nine, plus he shares a name with my friend Rob Marshall aka Mo-Show.
The movie is about Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) search for the fountain of youth. He’s not searching by choice, of course, no a woman from his past (Penélope Cruz), who either loves him or is coning him, has taking him on board the Queen Anne’s Revenge, which is captained by Blackbeard (Ian Mc Shane) aka her father.
Now that the boring, tired characters have been cut off, the movie should flourish. This may revive the dying series and a fifth and sixth may not be far behind. I do have to warn you that this film will be released in 3D. Sometimes a movie just screams 3D, but I’m just not getting that from this one.