Pirates of the Caribbean (4): On Stranger Tides
||Ted Elliot, Terry Rossio and others.
||Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Richard Griffiths, Judy Dench, Sam Claflin, Astrid Berges-Frisbey
|Source of story
||This episode loosley based on a novel by Tim Powers, the franchise based on a ride at Disneyland.
||Jack Sparrow manages to avoid a hanging (his) but finds himself imprisoned on the Blackbeard’s ship, on its way to attempt to find the Fountain of Youth, with the feisty Angelica as First Mate. Also on the trail are a group of Spaniards, and Captain Barbossa on the Surprise.
||Very impressive sailing ships at sea, plenty of swordfighting and people swinging from ropes. An amazing sequence involving devilish mermaids, as the pirates try to capture one.
||I had not seen any of this franchise before, and found it entertaining, although a bit long. The ships at sea are great, and the actors really do their stuff. Is is said to have cost $250 million, and in the end grossed over one billion!
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