Johnny Depp is at it again in the latest installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”. Captain Jack Sparrow is back again and bad as ever. In Stranger Tides opening scenes he is already an imposter and plotting an escape. The diversion does not go as smoothly as planned, as does any of Sparrow’s plan. Jack Sparrow and his First Mate Gibbs (Kevin McNally) are caught in the midst of escaping and will be spared only if they agree to partake in an expedition to find the mystified Fountain of Youth.
King George II (Richard Griffiths) of England orders the Captain and his team of pirates to find the legendary fountain before another explorer does so for Spain. Jack must improvise on his travels since his ship the Black Pearl was lost at sea. He joins ship with the legendary Blackbeard (Ian McShane) in the hunt. While at sea on the Queen Anne’s Revenge Sparrow must deal with Blackbeard and the magical spell that has been cast by his ruthless daughter Angelica (Penelope Cruz).
Along the way to their discovery they must battle monstrous mermaids and the many distractions that every pirate must face. In the end Captain Jack Sparrow proves to be an imperious pirate with another battle won. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” is another enjoyable action adventure in the series. Slightly different version from the ones with his original comrades. Penelope Cruz was a nice addition, but you could notice a definite loss from Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. Overall another enjoyable flick to be enjoyed by your adventurous tween/teen. Make sure to stay till closing credits for a sneak peek at Jack Sparrow’s next adventure.
The 2 disc Blu-Ray combo comes with extra features including audio commentary from the director and producer, bloopers and Disney’s second screen feature. In stores everywhere today!