Saturday, 1 October 2011

Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Drink up me hearties yo ho! Finally I get to watch this movie. This tax problem going on is really frustrating I've missed WAYYYY TOO MANY movies.. esp. summer movies. grrrr
anyways. Ima write a review about the adventure of Capn Jack Sparrow in the Fountain of Youth.

soooooo... I don't know why they decided to make another Pirates of the Caribbean movie.. I mean.. the three previous films are great as a trilogy. I thought At World's End was the conclusion of the epic journey of Capn Jack Sparrow.. Now they make another one.. I didn't think that that's a good idea.. without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley? and. Without Gore Verbinski?!?!? cmon, what makes you guys think that this'll work? I mean.. It's PotC!! They need Verbinski, he's the best. Please don't screw it up.. At first, that was the way I was thinking.. please don't ruin the trilogy, don't ruin my fav character etc..

Turns out that, the movie is not that bad and not that good either. the good thing is, at least they succeed in creating the pirate atmosphere. without Keira and Orlando, they still can make the adventure of Capn Jack Sparrow quite interesting. The setting as well. and I enjoyed the movie until the very end. I didn't feel the urge to get out of the cinema, and I managed to stay awake. and the other thing I love from this movie is the Mermaids! wow they're simply. beautiful. first they looked like a bunch of fallen angels, and at once, they looked like a vampire sea creatures. I mean. They succeeded in capturing the beauty yet vicious sea creatures. Astrid Berges-Frisbey, I'm a fan! Pic of her:

No matter how good they build the atmosphere, still, Verbinski's PotC is a hell of a lot more better than Marshall's. And the screenplay as well. I miss the witty Jack and Barbossa! I mean, the whole pirate's negotiation just don't work anymore. I didn't say that there were none, well, there are 'some' witty convos, but there are not as many and as witty as the three previous films.

As for Johnny Depp, well, I don't have to doubt him. He still got it. of course. haha and Geoffrey Rush as well. I like him as Barbossa. He's just the right actor to play that character. and I love Barbossa! he's just as crazy as Sparrow but unfortunately, not as witty =p I love to see them both side by side, but, well. they never stick together for long. one minute they're cool, the next they want to snap each other's neck. that's the interesting part of them, though, I have to say. haha

About the score soundtrack, I have to say I expect more from Hans Zimmer, but this one's not bad. He can build the mood. The thing I like about him is, he always keeps the movie alive, no matter what genre the movie is. I'm a big fan of him, he's a genius!

In conclusion, I think this movie is entertaining. I had a laugh, I didn't fall asleep, but still it's not as good as the three previous films. the storyline, the screenplay, the direction, the visual effects.. all hail Gore Verbinski!

Barbossa: [to Jack about how he lost the battle against Blackbeard] Taken, not lost. We were off the coast of Hispanola when we came under attack. No provocation nor warning or offer of parley. We were peppered with cannon fire. And then the sea beneath the Pearl began to roil. The Pearl was pitching and yawing so violently and every rail and spar all at once began to creak-the rigging had come to life! Our own ship turned against us. Tangling the crew, wrapping them like snakes... and wrapping around my leg! But my arms were free and my sword was still in my hand. I am the master of my ship, not Blackbeard. I am the master of my fate, not Blackbeard! So I did what needed done... I survived

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