Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Cast: Johnny Depp, Ian McShane, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush
The Walt Disney release of yet another series of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise hit the screens last Friday. Directed by Rob Marshall, the movie is yet again about Captain Jack Sparrow’s adventures.
In a nutshell…
For another time, Captain Jack Sparrow, along with all the others, undertakes the journey to the unlikeliest of all places: the “Fountain of Youth”, where the climax is set. Johnny Depp again takes the centre stage in this adventure, obviously in his own style. The film has its share of surprises, twists and turns, and of course, action!
The plot is set in breathtaking locales, and the movie also turns out to be a thriller throughout. We get to meet mermaids in the journey, and for those of you who think mermaids are lovely creatures after the fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid”, the movie will make you think otherwise.
As usual, the movie sets off with a good start, and an equally good ending, giving us a plethora of reasons in between to laugh and enjoy. Together with the crew, and of course the Captain, they hunt for the chalices and the mermaid to get to the fountain of youth-an Indiana Jones-ish objective, but in the pirate-ish way-the movie proves to be a thriller just like its previous sequels. Fans will walk out thoroughly satisfied.
Bottomline: This movie is two-and-a-quarter hours of pure fun!
MALAVIKHA RAJIV MOORTHY, XII, Chettinad Vidyashram
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