Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) crosses paths with a woman from his past, Angelica (Penélope 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 (Ian 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.Written by
The first installment in the franchise not to be shot on 35mm film. See more »
(at around 2 mins) The two Spanish fishermen at the beginning of the film go to Cádiz to show the man they caught to the king of Spain. On their way, they pass through heavy forests and the wide shot of the city shows cliffs that end in the open ocean. This is wrong because of several reasons: first, Cádiz is not, nor has it ever been, Spain's capital, so it is not logical the king is there. Secondly, Cádiz is on Southern Spain, it has an arid and dry climate and it is a wide, circular bay with no significant elevations. See more »
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is another enjoyable romp with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz
I had previously enjoyed the first and third of the Johnny Depp pirate movies though I was confused by some of the sequences. This one that I just watched with my movie theatre-working friend, I understood a bit more and, as a result, I enjoyed a little more especially with the addition of the beautiful Penelope Cruz as a former paramour who may or may not be on his side. There's also some good sequences with some mermaids that positively floored me with how they operate here. And the return of Geoffrey Rush as the one-legged crew member was also a treat here. Plenty of witty lines from Depp and some good swashbuckling sequences here and there were also good under new director Rob Marshall. So on that note, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is highly recommended.
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