Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Sam Claflin, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Stephen Graham, Keith Richards, Richard Griffiths, Greg Ellis, Damian O’Hare, Óscar Jaenada Jaenada, Anton Lesser, Roger Allam
Where the first Pirates of the Caribbean film - The Curse of the Black Pearl - was a raving success and smashed all box office records, the second – Dead Man’s Chest - was not leaving viewers hearts plummeting and continuing to do so through to the third, At World’s End
Having said this, a chance to see Johnny Depp strut his stuff and say those memorable and funny catchphrases made it all worth while!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides however is much more action packed and funnier then the others put together that it makes the entire film a real treat
Depp gives another fantastic performance, so much so that the absence of Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom was not felt in the slightest. There is also a new aspect to Depp‘s character that goes deeper and viewers are left with an opportunity to become reacquainted with the Captain
7 Exciting Scenes in particular not to be missed have got to be these:
Jack Sparrow & Angelica Fight
Our heroine in On Stranger Tides is of course Penelope Cruz, sexy Spanish accent and all. She is the feisty, sword fighting pirate who proves that our favourite captain has met his match! Here, she has a constant battle between her feelings for Jack and her need to be successful on the quest! In the battle of love versus greed, greed will always win – in Pirates of the Caribbean anyway. However, skeptics and loyal Keira Knightley fans needn’t worry. Penelope did a truly fantastic job and provides the right balance of men and woman to On Stranger Tides, as this swift sword fighting ballet between enemies/lovers proves!
Jack Sparrow & his dad drink together
Here, as with all the films in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the quest is discussed. This quest is the search for the Fountain of Youth. Captain Jack and his dad are drinking together in a battered down tavern filled with pirates, thieves and prostitues. Jack asks If his father has ever been to the Fountain, to which his father – played with marvelous presence by mega rock-star Keith Richards - replies: Does this face look like it’s been to the Fountain of Youth? But it’s our hero’s response that clenches the deal. Depends on the light… Another humorous, irreverent and brilliantly delivered line!
Jack Sparrow escapes from the King
One of the funniest moments by far is when our Jack is captured by the King’s men and forced to have a private meeting with the mighty King himself. The King proves to be a fat, childish, ridiculous man with very little going for himself. Furthermore, we realize that Captain Barbossa has bowed to the king and sold his services to the crown! Without giving too much away, the escape scene involves a lot of goofy jumping around, spectacular acrobatics involving a chandelier and… even a cupcake! Intrigued yet? Take a good look at this scene and judge for yourself!
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