June 10, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger tides
"It's a pirate's life for me, if you know what I mean.", was the most telling line in the movie, no treasure, no girl, just a couple o pirates doin' their pirate thing, off on another adventure without a ship or a crew...and that's how the movie begins, it seems. It is a circular vision of Jack Sparrow's existential existence. Certainly set for yet another welcome sequel.
I saw it with my wife, with a mostly adult audience, on a school night, and we loved it. Penelope Cruz is fun as Blackbeard's "daughter", though I could have used a bit more 'frisson' between her and Jack. The 3-D cinematography is still a bit hard for my old eyes to keep up with (we kept taking off our glasses to get a better view and then...). There are some really pretty mermaids, and some sub-plot...a little redemption, a bit of revenge. I'd go back there.
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