Monday, May 23, 2011

Pirates...On Stranger Tides, a Swashbuckling Review in 100 Words

No Knightley. No Bloom. But the latest Pirates doesn’t need them. In the spirit of the first movie, we get elaborate swordfights set to daring, dramatic music. Like the second and third installments (which I loved), there are plotlines galore. Jack, as usual, wants the Pearl, Barbossa wants Blackbeard, Blackbeard wants the Fountain of Youth. Actually, most of the characters on the border of the story want the Fountain of Youth (hello, PLOTLINES). The mermaids terrify and amaze. I loved them! And, oh yeah, there’s a shirtless, scrumptious missionary.
With a cliffhanger ending, I’m game for another round. Savvy?

Jumped right into it, didn't I? :)
Thinking of the Pirates franchise, I'm reminded of the very best episode (my opinion) of Ask a Ninja. Watch it here. Keep in mind, again, I liked the second and third movie. I ooohed when Elizabeth kissed Jack. I oh-no'd when the sword pierced Will's heart. I'm a fan. I also liked the last Matrix movie. Please, no rotten vegetables! But the Ask a Ninja review is hilarious. If you haven't seen it, scroll up and click.
Go see Pirates! Let me know what you thought of it!


Carrie said...

I can't wait to see this! I <3 Captain Jack Sparrow. Who needs other characters?

Kickboxing Los Angeles said...

I've heard from everyone that it's so much better than the last one. I think switching up the cast actually helped them, but it will be interesting to see if on the final movie (if there is one) that they return.