The Pirates of the Caribbean film series has entertained audiences with pirates searching for treasures, adventures in far off lands and the witty banter of Johnny Depp, who plays the role of the eccentric Captain Jack Sparrow. With some changes to the original cast, the latest chapter is entitled “On Stranger Tides,” which takes viewers on another journey filled with intrigue and adventure on the high seas.
Captain Jack Sparrow once again finds himself in a problematic situation as he learns that someone is impersonating him and trying to round up a crew for a mission. A strange set of circumstances lead him to come face to face with his impersonator, who is none other than his ex-girlfriend, Angelica (Penelope Cruz). While they are not on the best of terms because of how their relationship ended, they do agree to cooperate with her Dad, Captain Blackbeard (Ian McShane) to find the fountain of youth.
They are not the only ones hot on its trail. Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) crosses paths with Captain Jack as he is sent by the King George (Richard Griffiths) to find the fountain of youth as well and they must deal with all the others that have their own personal agendas.
The race is on to see who will be able to get there first and have all the necessary elements in order to add years to their life.
Johnny Depp once again puts on an entertaining performance as Captain Jack. Penelope Cruz is a good addition to the cast and has some fun scenes with Johnny. And yes it is true, Keira Knightley does not reprise her role this time around.
The formula is similar to the past films from this very successful franchise. You have the adventure, the suspense and good performances. If you liked the previous ones, you will surely like this film as well.