I’ve been looking forward to the 4th installment of the pirates of the Caribbean series, although I was a bit skeptical whether “at strange tides” will be as good as its predecessors without Orlando bloom and Keira Knightly.
I went to see it this past weekend, I was rather late and the movie was almost sold out so I had to get a seat in the front row. Here is my review
In this installment Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), excuse me, Captain Jack Sparrow “teams up” with dreaded Pirate Blackbeard (Ian Mcshane) and Angelina (Penelope Cruz) in search of the fountain of youth aboard the ship “Queen Ann’s revenge”. There is an interesting back-story about how Captain Sparrow and Angelina met, something to do with a convent being mistaken for a brothel. Anyway, they are not the only ones in search of the fountain, the Spaniards and the British are also after it. The British are led by a one legged Captain Barbossa.
It is a very entertaining movie with lots of swashbuckling sword fights and adventure on the high seas. And let’s not forget the mermaids.
Pirate Blackbeard and Angelina were an excellent addition to the movie. Their relationship and exchanges between each other and with Jack Sparrow were brilliant.
The locations were visually breath taking; less time was spent at sea then in the previous installments.
The movie is more character driven and less dependent on special effects.
There was a twist to the story of the fountain of youth which was refreshing.
Some of the actions sequences were a bit too long.
There wasn’t really a big “whoa” moment in the movie unlike the previous.
Where you have watched the previous installments or not, you will defiantly enjoy this movie. Captain Jack Sparrow takes centre stage and is as charming and captivating as he was in the first Pirates of the Caribbean.