(Published on Rushes Online Film Magazine)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, directed by Rob Marshall, is the fourth installment to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) returns for another adventure, this time to find the Fountain of Youth. But he isn’t the only one. During his first, inevitable mission of having to find a ship, Jack bumps into a woman from his past, Angelica Malon (Penélope Cruz), who is trying to find the fountain for herself. Angelica forces Jack aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, Captained by her father, the fearsome Blackbeard (Ian McShane) where he is forced to cooperate, finding himself on an unexpected quest. Overseas, Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) is setting off with a different plan in mind.
(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.’
With 2010 being a great year for film with the likes of Toy Story 3, Inception and the first installment of the final Harry Potter film, 2011 looks set to top it with many anticipated sequels.
However, 2011 could also be a bad year for film with many unneeded additions to the barely successful films of previous years; films with the only purpose of being part of this new, and may I say overhyped, trend of 3D technology
So, let’s have a look at what to expect in terms of the highs and lows of film for the upcoming year.