The Pirates of the Caribbean saga continues, but is it the same with a different director?
I don’t know if the change in director, moving from Gore Verbinski to Rob Marshall, made a big difference in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Â However, the movie seemed to lack a cohesive plot. Â What plot was there was driven by the extravagant use of special effects.
Does this mean I didn’t enjoy the movie? Â No! Â After all, Captain Barbossa and Captain Sparrow were up to their usual (no good), and brought along a whole crew. Â I still think The Curse of the Black Pearl is the best of the POTC movies, but they all have a certain charm.
After all, it is amusing to see Sparrow swinging through palm trees, and to see Barbossa roaring around with a wooden leg. Â My favorite line of the movie was said to Barbossa by Sparrow, about his leg: “You don’t have termites, do you?”
I think one thing that tied this new Pirates movie to the previous ones was the soundtrack, done by Hans Zimmer, one of the masters of movie soundtracks. Â He wrote new pieces for this movie, but still used the same theme.
On Stranger Tides is an enjoyable (yet certainly not deep) movie. Â Let the swash-buckling commence!