Posted on 7/27/13 11:35 PM
The fourth film in this pirate franchise, it is surprisingly not that bad. It's a bit long, but it still has enough fun to keep you entertained.
The plot was....decent. There was a subplot involving a hardcore christian and a mermaid which was laughable, but besides that it was just basically the search for the fountain of youth. Which is fine, I am more interested in the action scenes and humor when it comes to the pirates movies anyways. One thing that did make me raise an eyebrow, was those damn Spanish. What purpose did they serve? One witty line of dialogue that made me chuckle? I mean, I just felt that they were pointless, and we could've done without them.
Johnny Depp is great once again. He still provided some funny lines, while keeping the boat afloat (heh, see what I did there) However, it is obvious just how stale this franchise is getting. This movie was enjoyable somewhat, but its getting to be all of the same thing really. Always looking for something..Sparrow is always getting in trouble...The dudes looks like hell but the ladys look like beautiful goddess...etc etc etc.
Blackbeard was...disappointing. He didnt really bring anything to the table. I didn't think he was funny, or really that menacing. Just average. I miss the tentacly dude....
What did excite me though, was the mermaid scene. In my opinion, this scene was incredibly engaging, and actually a bit frightening. The mermaids looked really cool in the water, and the music added a nice affect to the overall gloomy situation. craaaazy stuff.
I also believe that Depp and Rush have great chemistry together, and are often very funny. I would like to see more of them together, ala the scene where they were both captured, as well as the one where they were attempting to find the silver cups on the boat that was about to fall.
So this movie was just ok. A nice watch, nothing more. The next one is REALLY going to have to blow me out of the water(I am unstoppable!) for me to really get back into this franchise.
Oh, and I am glad Uncle Vernon found some work. So happy for him! lol