. They'd probably burn down their own ship with it. Each party has their own reasons naturally which does as usual involve some double crossing and twists. Most of the characters are running low on juice now accept for Barbossa who is always brilliantly played by Rush. The music throughout this film was enough to keep a smile on my face. After the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, a fews years had past before the announcement that the franchise would be receiving a fourth instalment. His galleon has also been given a very fantasised appearance which makes it look like a unique ghost ride attraction in a fairground.
And Johnny Depp is still just as good as ever as the role of Jack Sparrow. If you are looking for a fun and entertaining Action Pirate film for the summer, Definitely check this film out. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released in the United States on May 20, 2011. Composing every score since the second instalment, Hanz Zimmer's musical touch to these films has been nothing short of wonderful. Everything about this instalment felt like a slapstick fest, meshed with a very hardcore action flick, including mystical elements and mermaids.
Principal photography rolled for 106 days between June and November 2010, with locations in Hawaii, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and California. I think Sparrow has had his moment in the spotlight, time to retire in the sun matey. Altogether the adventure feels a bit flat to me, nothing much happens that we haven't seen before or made me go wow! Sure, it picks up the premise left at the end of its predecessor, having Jack Sparrow on the search for the fountain of youth, but as always, others are as well. Of course old Blackbeard has been given a slightly spruced up look with black leather top to bottom by the looks of it, aiming for the cool factor a bit too much methinks. The fact they even squeezed in the minute unrelated hobby of ships in a bottle shows how far they were stretched to incorporate anything remotely olde worlde and piratey into the film.
What other old creatures and myths can they possibly crowbar in?? It became clear that Johnny Depp needed another character to become infatuated with, since the absence of Keira Knightley's Elizabeth Swan was very present. That being said, there are a few redeeming qualities to be had, like all of the sequels. In the end, this film does hold up as a decent adventure flick when you're not thinking about the rest of the franchise. As in this modern age there had to be a continuation, it had to be milked and a milked it shall be. So now seeing the campy Sparrow mincing about doing these big hero stunts looks stupid as its actually taken semi seriously. New director, change of cast line up and a new myth to explore, this franchise has become the Indiana Jones of the era. The film had fantastic effects, a fantastic plot and some great acting.
The franchise has slowly used various common old fables and sea myths to its advantage which has worked well, this time the inclusion of some real historic figures gives the whole thing a bit more class, credibility and a small sense of realism. There are far too many new characters here and the fact that they all share a past with Jack, even though that element isn't explored nearly enough, became quite annoying. Not bringing anything new to the table in terms of story, choosing to leave out the classic characters played by Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, and bombarding the audience with a slew of new and uninteresting characters, really hurt the film as a whole. The real bits involve the legendary English pirate Edward Teach and his flagship Queen Anne's Revenge and the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. On the whole very very average in my opinion, hyper stunt laden action sequences can't divert from the fact the film is actually kinda dull. I just feel they have now used up most avenues of pirate legend both real and fantasy, I can't see what they can do in the fifth film without it being a complete rehash, especially with this struggling for a fresh look. Sparrow is leaping around like an acrobat clearly a stunt double and doing things that just wouldn't work, the worst bit is seeing all the English soldiers prat falling about everywhere trying to catch him, its cringing.
This film has worn down on me quite a bit, because I once thought this was an improvement on its predecessor, but even at almost three hours, the third instalment has a much more interesting premise. Following inflated production costs it is currently noted as the most expensive film ever made. I just saw this film today and it is definitely worth it. Captain Jack Sparrow Johnny Depp travels to London to locate the person who has been impersonating him. Overall, I don't throughly like this film enough to recommend watching it, especially if you aren't too keen on the previous three films.
Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica Penélope Cruz , he's not sure if it's love-or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Yes, its as jarring as that statement suggests. At the same time Blackbeard is also after the fountain along with the dastardly Spanish and their religious thoughts. Instead of an ensemble film, this feels very much like the Jack Sparrow one man show. That seemed pointless if you ask me, if he can control the ship like that then why use a crew? ½ We all thought it had ended with the trilogy but no! Did we need that silliness? While I found myself not particularly being thrilled by that, due to the lacklustre film that would precede it, I went in optimistic, being a fan of the first two films. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. This definitely grows tiring and the premise itself begins to feel fairly sluggish, even being the shortest film up until this point.
There he traps a mermaid that Philip Swift Sam Claflin , a captive missionary, falls in love with and names Syrena Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey. This film takes elements from actual real history this time and blends them with classic fantasy. It is the first film in the series not to be directed by Gore Verbinski, being replaced by Rob Marshall. Sure, it's not like those characters particularly needed to be on this adventure, but then why make the film in the first place? I think this film just about manages to be semi acceptable but that's now it, no more can or should be done. As a Pirates of the Caribbean film however, it's a pretty large flop. Oh and his ship breaths fire out the front? But that plot detail causes confusion with the main mermaid character who we are meant to feel for, but that's hard knowing her kind are merciless killers of the deep, plus the 'Splash' finale for her was too much cinematic deja vu.
It all looks terrific and very atmospheric in that Monkey Island kinda way but you can tell the difference in direction with the film, it does stand out. Jerry Bruckheimer again served as producer. Gotta say I didn't really like the whole supernatural power thing Blackbeard had over his ship with the magic cutlass. The film is full of these daft action sequences really, it looks bad because we all know Sparrow isn't that kind of character, we had Turner in the trilogy for that. In a franchise that has become loveable for its characters throughout the first three films, it felt like a betrayal to the franchise to throw half of them under the bus here.