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? 
Talei xox


  1. I so want to see this. Capt. Jack is my favorite pirate.

  2. Hello new here!

    Thanks for the review! I can't wait to see it!

  3. Oh wow! How awesome! :D I can't wait to see this, I've been so excited it. Also, I am jealous. :)

  4. Great review, pictures as well! Cad shall take a very rare trip to the cinema to pursue...

  5. MsHatch, Capt Jack is quite the Pirate! ;-)

    Sophie, hello and welcome! Lovely to meet new friends!

    Cee, I think you will enjoy this one! There's a little supernatural in this one, and the mermaids are pretty feisty too!

    Cad, you are quite fabulous! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and I hope you enjoy le trip to le cinema!

  6. Look at you! So close to JD! Lucky Girl!!! I'm just trying to get some writing done for once (in spite of a migraine (ugh!) although my daughter is graduating from college *beams slightly* and am attending that Sunday morning. Hopefully it won't be spoiled by being more sickly. Cheers to you!

  7. Sounds ARRR-some! I gotta see it, too.
    Went to critique meeting today - Great chapters from my critique peeps, and then I taught them how to play Balderdash the last 30 minutes. It was a blast!
    Tomorrow I'm writing my second blog post about how Balderdash makes for a fun writing exercise.
    Yeo-heave-ho and a bottle of rum! ARRR!

  8. u are so LUCKY!u got to go for the premiere!
    great review btw!

  9. You're a star! Lucky you, going to that premiere!

  10. Danette, cheers lady! Hope you're having a productive writing session, and congrats on your daughters graduation. FAB ;-)

    Lyn, good luck with your critiques. I'm about to send one off to a lovely lady shortly.

    Satorial, whoop! Twas fun!

    Talli, aw thanks sweetie - it was a fun experience. ;-)


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