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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Movie Review

The thing about the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies is this:  They’re Pirate/Zombie movies folks.  Why do people forget such a simple fact?  Rob Marshall takes over the directing chores for Gore Verbinski (who helmed the first three Pirate films.) Pirates,  Zombies & Mermaids with attitude, lots of attitude.  Before I forget, stay seated through the ending credits. There is a scene at the very end of the film.

It’s the 4th go round with good ol’ Captain Jack.  Johnny Depp was itchin’ to jump back in those old boots & set sail.  This time, it’s a quest for Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth.  Along for the race is peg-legged Captain Hector Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) I love how the Pirates ride gets woven into the movie’s scenery. You’ll know it when you see it.

Also, the cast was shaken up with the addition of Ian McShane as Blackbeard & Penelope Cruz as Angelica, a woman who knows Jack, & knows him all too well.  There’s also two superstar cameos.  One you already know, Keith Richards of the Stones returns as Jack’s father, Captain Teague.  The other cameo is all on you.

Captain Jack does lots of high altitude escaping. He swings, dangles, catapults & flies over just about anything & everything.  Hey, he’s a swashbuckling pirate with an uncanny sense of balance.  I don’t want to get into full details of the story.  I hate reading reviews that are nothing but long essays entitled SPOILER.  I’ve said enough.

If you liked Pirates 1,2 & 3, you’ll like 4.  If you didn’t like Pirates 1, 2 & 3, you’ll never learn, cuz you won’t like 4.  The first one is still the very best.  To get into a fantasy adventure movie such as this, you must be willing to do three things. (1) Suspend your disbelief  (2) just go with the flow & (3) take off your cynical hat. Remember, at the end of the day it’s still, just a Pirate/Zombie movie.  It’s not Oscar season people, it’s the summer.  Go on a seafaring voyage with Captain Jack. It’s the Pirates life for me & you too!

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Sneak Peek’ Coming Soon to Disneyland Park

If you’re looking forward to the new adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” then you won’t want to miss the exciting new pirate experience coming to Disneyland park. Beginning March 25, you can join Captain Jack and a crew of rowdy pirates for a Disneyland park-exclusive, extended 3D film sequence – a sneak peek of the new movie (opening May 20).

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Exclusive 3D Sneak Peek

It’ll be “all hands on deck” as park guests take on the role of pirates and enter Festival Arena to “set sail” for high adventure with Captain Jack and many of the new Pirate stars in the unique, immersive 3D film experience, featuring a scene from the new movie. Look for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Sneak Peek” on weekend nights from March 25 to May 30, and seven nights a week from April 15 through May 1.

Check the Disneyland park Show Times Guide for nightly sailing times, and get ready for a rollicking good time filled with action, suspense and laughter.

It’s fun for the whole family – and it’s only at Disneyland park!

Are any of you scallywags out there excited to join Jack’s crew?

You can follow the film on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about the upcoming Disney Pictures release “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Behind The Scenes!

Savvy Swashbuckler, Captain Jack Sparrow returns to the big screen May 20th 2011.  Fun, Fantastical & a Bit Freaky.  What’s not to like here?  C’mon, take off that cynical pirate hat & set sail for a little sinister silliness.

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