Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides
Last night, I skipped along the 'blue, red carpet' to see the London Premiere for Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides. The carpet was an experience in itself, the media and PR machine at its finest, photo journalists with cameras flashing, stars striking poses, and adoring fans standing over each other just to get a glimpse. Did I mention the bodyguards, managers, and security in the background? In a word, entertaining. Circus. Love it!
On Stranger Tides, sees the return of Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) as the wittiest, wiliest, pirate on the high seas! And this time, its all about the teams. Team Blackbeard vs. Team Barbossa for the English King and Country vs. Team Espana for the Catholic Army. Capt. Sparrow, of course pledges no allegiance to any of the aforementioned teams. What's the contest, I hear you ask? The coveted prize? Well dear friends, the plot is firmly anchored around the quest for the fountain of youth. Oh yes, that old acorn. Throw into the mix, a sassy-female-pirate- previously-scorned-ex-lover of Sparrow(Penelope Cruz), toss in several god-ugly-badass Zombies, and Vampiric Mermaids with the most amazing fishtails, and as they say, 'let the games begin'! It's a roller coaster ride from start to finish, lots of acrobatic turns, twists but jolly good fun with splattering of pirate superstitions. I enjoyed the ride and judging but the six deep fanatical pirates screaming for their beloved Captain, am sure many others will love it too.
Photocredits via yours truly iPhone
A/N: Happy Friday the 13th! In a time honoured tradition, our beloved Blogger goblins wreaked havoc...something had to give, right? This week has been seriously busy, I'm focusing on my edits this weekend, as well as sending off critiques, and if I'm lucky, I can squeeze in an art show or two along the way. I hope so. What's on your diary this weekend?