Thursday, May 19, 2011

"Does this face look like it's been to the Fountain of Youth?"

This weekend brings us the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane.

When we last saw Captain Jack Sparrow, he was stranded in Tortuga without his beloved ship, the Black Pearl, after having been again left by Captain Barbossa. Luckily, he had taken Barbossa's map, found a small boat and was on his way to find the Fountain of Youth.

In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Jack has a run-in with a former flame, played by Penelope Cruz, and he is not sure if she is looking for love or using him to find the Fountain. Along with Cruz's Angelica, he must go up against the infamous Blackbeard, played by Ian McShane, who is looking for the Fountain as well. We also welcome back familiar characters Captains Teague and Barbossa, Mr. Gibbs and, from the first film, Lieutenant Gillette.

Regardless of the reviews, if this one is anything like the first three, it promises to be a good-time. Johnny Depp loves playing this character and I love Johnny Depp as this character. 

The only other movies opening this weekend are Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris and a documentary titled Louder Than A Bomb.