(This was published on Total Film’s website as a series of Film Homepages that they asked their subscribers to write for them).
In a nutshell:
Captain Jack Sparrow returns for his fourth adventure on the high seas, this time to find the fountain of youth.
[After being addressed as "Jack Sparrow"]
Jack Sparrow: ‘There should be a “Captain” in there somewhere.’
Jack Sparrow: ‘Have you been there?’
Captain Teague: ‘Does this face look like it’s been to the fountain of youth?’
Jack Sparrow: ‘Depends on the light.’
Angelica: ‘Why is it we can never meet without you pointing something at me?’
Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) are back on an adventure to find the fountain of youth.
On his journey, Captain Sparrow meets a woman from his past, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), but he’s not sure if it’s love keeping her around, or if she’s simply interested in finding the fountain of youth for herself.
Angelica forces Sparrow aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, where we meet the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), who happens to be Angelica’s father. He’s also trying to find the fountain.
Jack doesn’t know who to trust (or fear) more, and finds himself on an unexpected quest. But will he succeed this time around?
Finding the Black Pearl would be a good start…