On worse tides.

I watched Pirates of the Caribbean 4 today and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. Of course in this case I am quite sad that I wasn't since I expected something much, much worse than the original trilogy and this fourth episode lived up to my expectations. However, I wouldn't say it was really that bad, it was just mediocre. I was not bored of course, how could you be with so many action scenes? But the truth is, the only things that saved this movie for me were the ones that either referred to - like the little monkey's appearence -, were inherited by - the music is still unbelievable - or simply came naturally from the previous episodes (such as Johnny Depp's and Geoffrey Rush's acting genious).
As for Ms. Cruz, in the first hour and a half she seemed quite uncomfortable in her role that affected her acting but in the last 30 minutes her real self made an appearance (bear in mind that it was her first real blockbuster).
I was delighted to see that - true to form - they still leave a last scene for the ones who, including myself, are patient enough to sit through the endless closing credits and I have to say that this scene was one of the best bits.
Even if it obviously can not be compared to the previous movies, there is still some charm in this story and these characters, even if part of it is nothing else but nostalgia.
And if they happen to make more Pirates films, I can assure you I will not hesitate and go to the cinema to watch them all, even if with always higher and higher expectations of disappointment, but, after all, it also means that I will be even more pleased if they somehow manage to write a great screenplay.


ashng92 said...

hiya ! i watched the Pirates of the Caribbean 4 too...this film is awesome ! i like the part when the priest is saving the mermaid...the mermaid gave me a deep impression!she looks so beautiful & gorgeous ! XD

Georgie said...


I might have to go and watch this 4th film then :)) I love Johnny Depp but would you suggest that I watched the 3rd one before going to see the 4th one??

Great Blog Btw,
Thanks :)) xx

Darren Ng 黄正宇 said...

urm...actually its okay to watch the 4th film by skipping the 3rd as it is not much related to the previous one...by the way,the film is really worth watching. go ahead ! :D
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