Jack Sparrow goes to London to rescue his
old friend and crewmate from a hanging. he gets pulled into a couple of
traps. His old enemy, Captain Barbossa, is working for the British as a
privateer and want Jack to lead them to Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth. Also
in the race to get to the Fountain are the Spanish and Blackbeard. Jack
escapes from the British to find out who is recruiting a crew under his name only to bump into Angelica, an old flame he betrayed
long ago. Jack soon finds himself on Blackbeard's ship against his will
where Blackbread can control his ship (the Queen Anne's Revenge) like a living thing with his magical sword. A mermaid's tear and two silver chalices are required to drink from the Fountain of Youth.
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN:
ON STRANGER TIDES is an entertaining sequel. Yet it is bloated and runs
on for a little too long. The character development isn't very well written. The Spanish come off as undeveloped villains while some may not buy the priest falling
for the mermaid (maybe the actors don't have enough chemistry or the script could have developed it a little more) the action sequences are great and so are the locations.
Blackbeard is worse than Barbossa who wants revenge on the man who took his leg and the Black Pearl (which is trapped
in a bottle). He is a little tame where one can't quite buy Angelica's
efforts want to help Jack. Jack has a little change of heart in this film
and yet the sequel does feel a little rudderless at times. It doesn't have
the sense of adventure and danger like the first three films. Sometimes the jokes fall flat and the film doesn't have the expert hand of Gore Verbinski in
the director's chair. ON STRANGER TIDES is like a film made to fill the
sequel quota because I wish they did a better job on this one.
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