Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I was very excited about the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean sequel actually, although I was very much disappointed with the previous one. But being a fan of not only the movie, but Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and! Penelope Cruz!!! I had hope as I watched the movie last weekend.
This time around they go on a journey to search for the Fountain of Youth. In between there were a few challenges as well as a lot more rules to getting the water from the Fountain of Youth. I thought the first half of the movie was a bit boring and I honestly think Johnny Depp's interpretation of Captain Jack Sparrow has gone into a different direction. At least, I feel like his words are clearer! Not a good news actually, I still prefer Captain Jack Sparrow being his original self! The climax of the movie however was at the second half of it, and it was cool enough to excite me. I especially love it so much that Captain Jack Sparrow (couldn't help but keep reminding myself to not forget the 'captain' word) and Captain Barbossa actually joined hands this time around! Perhaps it's because of the change of director in Rob Marshall, the storyline was somehow a more sophisticated one and not as funny as before. A little bit too heavy for a kid to watch, but adults will love it!
Acting wise, I thought Johnny Depp was just so-so. I think it was the Captain Jack Sparrow from the first Pirates of the Caribbean that surprised me the most so far. Geoffrey Rush actually became funnier I think! And I do love Penelope Cruz a lot in the movie! I actually think she is extra sexy every time she curses something in Spanish! Ha!
A well-written storyline, but not as funny or entertaining as the first one. Anywayz, I do think this is the second best one so far, just slightly behind the first one. :)


Hayley said...

I still like Captain Jack Sparrow, he is so hilarious la~
But for Penelope Cruz... hmm, I still prefer Keira Knightley *wink*

ShiRLeXia said...

Haha... I like exotic look I guess... :p