When looking back on the previous 'Pirates' films, what do you see? I see movies that were rushed in development. For Pete's sake, the second and third films were filmed back-to-back! Thankfully, Disney and crew waited 4 years to release this flick, which was a very smart move. Next, who can honestly tell me that they miss Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley? I for one was getting tired of they same stale couple as seen in the three previous films. It was definitely a wise decision bringing in the lovely latina Penelope Cruz. And now that Davy Jones is finally vanquished, who else is left to be feared by mankind and ultimately Jack Sparrow? That man would be Edward Teech, more commonly known as...Blackbeard. This new villian added a great touch to the film because unlike the other baddies encountered in the past, he is mortal. Finally, a dark, creepy antagonist who can die in one movie and not come back to life!
Unlike the Disney classic 'The Little Mermaid', 'On Stanger Tides' depicts mermaids as they are supposed to be. That would be the ruthless, conniving, deceitful creatures that myths and legends have described them as for centuries. So if you enjoy a well made swashbuckling film filled with killer mermaids, amazing CGI effects, and a certain hilarious pirate, then I would recommend that you see it now!