Returning after a 4 year long absence are Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush starring in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Johnny Depp returns in his break-out and Academy Award Nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow.
In this next adventure, Jack has begun his search for the legendary Fountain of Youth, seeking immortality. Continuing his goal from the previous film, Jack looks to assemble a crew for this dangerous journey, but he is not the only soul who seeks soothing salvation.
Captain Barbossa (Rush) also seeks the Fountain, the “prize” as he has ended his travels as a pirate and joined the Royal Navy. Missing his right leg and in return having a peg leg, this ex-pirate is also looking to claim eternal life.
Jack must compete with many different foes, including zombies, mermaids and Blackbeard, portrayed here by Ian McShane, the “pirate all pirates fear”. In the midst of this journey, Jack must control his lust for Blackbeard’s daughter, Angelica (Penelope Cruz).
Angelica is an ex-romantic interest of Jack’s and is twisted between choosing her lover, or her father.
Unfortunately missing from this next epic are many of Jack’s former crew, including Cotton, Pintel, Ragetti, Marty, Will and Elizabeth. Gibbs will return, along with Groves and Gillette.
This journey looks to be an epic adventure of love, adventure and peril as Johnny Depp returns with Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane in the next high-seas adventure in the Disney saga, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, coming May 20, 2011 to theaters.
Trailer Rating: 10/10