Archive | May, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

19 May

Disney chooses to scale it down. How much bigger can the series get they said. A complete reboot…back to basics. And that’s what I like about this movie. A lot simpler but entertaining at the same time like how the original ‘The Curse of the Black Pearl’ was which I adore more than the other two installments.

Johnny Depp returns as Jack Sparrow (There Should Be A “Captain” In There Somewhere); the swashbuckling pirate nailing the role once again with Ian McShane making his Pirates debut as Blackbeard; the villain in this installment who even though does justice to the role but isn’t able to fill the mighty shoes of Bill Nighy (who played Davy Jones in the previous installments). Kevin McNally plays the ever faithful and equally funny sidekick Gibbs and Geoffrey Rush does a fantastic job yet again as Captain Barbossa though this time with a wig. Continue reading