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There Should Be A Captain In There Somewhere | PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

In action, comedy, Family, Fantasy on May 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Captain Jack Sparrow has become one of the most iconic movie characters of this new millennium; right beside Jason Bourne, The Joker, and Bumblebee (in his current Michael Bay envisioned form – there’s even a guy on Hollywood Blvd dressed like him all the time). So, while the original trilogy of Pirates ended on an up-note for just about everyone, there was quickly word that a new adventure with Johnny Depp’s pirate would be back.

And back he is, though not quite as swashbuckling as before. Part of the charm of the original movies were we had no idea who this guy was, whose side he was on (though usually on his own, he tended to vacillate between allies), and what crazy concoction he’d come up with next. Unfortunately, three movies tends to give you a good grasp on what the character’ll do. And that’s this movie’s main problem. Read the rest of this entry »