Archives for June 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

A couple weeks ago I went out with the girls and watched the new Pirate’s movie and have to say I was a little disappointed.  It just didn’t feel the same as the other three.  The first one was my favorite but the second and third were great too imo.  This fourth one didn’t even feel like the first three ever happened.  It was entertaining and funny at times but unfortunately pales in comparison.

I think the biggest problem for me was no Orlando Bloom and no Keira Knightley.  Putting the hotness factor of them both aside, they were so integral to these films that without them it almost felt like a straight to dvd spin off of the originals.  The whole dynamic was off, lacking the banter that Bloom and Knightley’s characters had with Jack Sparrow, leaving Sparrow’s witty remarks feeling sometimes flat.

Penelope Cruise was hot of course but they didn’t play that up as much as I would have liked.  Keira Knightly’s character always seemed to display a special type of non-overt sexuality through the other films.  The mermaid scenes added some much needed yummy sexiness with a touch of creepy scary.  Although the thought of having my way with a man then dragging him to the bottom of the ocean has a certain appeal to it.  😉

The first three felt so epic, but this one leaned more toward epic fail.  It wasn’t a horrible movie though.  It’s worth watching, just not so much in theaters.  Unless you do what me and my friends did.  Get dressed up and have fun with it.  And if you’re really brave, yell “Arrrgh!” whenever a pirate takes a drink.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the little Pirate PJ’s mini set if you’re a member.