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>> Friday, May 20, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action/adventure violence, some frightening images, sensuality and innuendo.

For all of you worrying about whether or not On Stranger Tides is a worthy sequel, don't.
Pirates 4 is awesome.

It's got a different feel to it than the other movies, but it's still pure Pirates. The plot twists were incredible and Jack Sparrow was as witty as ever. The beginning was a little choppy, however, but once the characters got to sea it was smooth sailing from then on out. (Haha, get it? Smooth sailing? Oh, er, never mind.)
My favorite part of the movie was surprisingly not Jack, but Philip. It was nice to see a character with morals and courage admidst the rest of the roguish scoundrels the cast had to offer. I fact, I'd say he was one of the best parts of the movie. And besides, for most of the movie Jack was hanging out with Penelope Cruz, who irked me. And the good thing is Barbossa became his old self as the story progressed.
And Blackbeard! He was such a ruthless, despicable villain, as villains should be.

I really enjoyed the new takes on old sailor legends and trinkets, such as the ships in bottles and the mermaids, who were extremely well-done. I still don't get the voodoo doll, though.
The special effects were trippier than usual (that's a good thing) and did I mention the plot twists? Also, the end battle was thrilling.
All in all, a ripping good adventure on the high seas. I simply can't wait to see it again. But mostly that's because of Philip and the action scenes.

Favorite Line: "If you had a sister and a dog, I'd choose the dog."

Verdict: Go see it!
Grey Travel Rating: 4/5
Special Effects: 5/5
Plot: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Acting: 4/5
Objectionable Content: Quite a few references. The mermaids are unclothed but nothing is shown. Uses of the h-word, d-word, and ba-word.


Margaret W. June 2, 2011 at 10:39 AM  

I'll be going to see this sometime soon, can't wait!

I Am An Otter

You're an otter, mate! Another good friend of Redwall, you are a natural swimmer and a deadly fighter especially with a long bow or javellin. Camp Willow is your home, just as Redwall is your second home. You have a good heart and a strong sense of loyalty. You absolutely love Shrimp and Hotroot soup, living by the motto "Ain't nothing 'otter for an Otter!".

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