You can probably count the number of times on one hand that my husband and I have seen a movie in a theater together, and now two of those fingers are because of Pirates of the Caribbean movies!
We were invited to attend the Pirates of the Caribbean Premier in Nashville for the fourth film in the series, On Stranger Tides, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We totally missed the third movie and all I remember from the second was that I had to sit too close to the screen and left the theater with a splitting headache.
So I was thrilled when right off the bat we were reunited with the charming and quirky Jack Sparrow we’ve all come to grow to love. All in all, the story was fast-paced, but not frantic….and paired the perfect amount of action and humor amidst it all. Still, it was the characters and the story that ultimately kept me engaged and entertained.
I do have two, nit-picky complaints. Well, I guess only one that actually has to do with this film in particular; the first is just a general beef with the newest trend in movies:
1. 3-D: I don’t know what it is about this fascination with 3-D. I can’t stand having to wear glasses throughout an entire movie, not to mention how dark it makes the film, literally (and it’s not like there are a lot of sunshine and rainbows in this movie anyway!). Does EVERY new movie have to be in 3-D to be better these days? Just sayin.
2. Mermaids: I will never look at mermaids the same way again. (I’ll leave it at that).
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be released this Friday, May 20. It’s rated PG, but I honestly cannot envision allowing children to see this film. While it was not as gory as I imagined it would be, there were still a lot of disturbing images that I can only imagine would haunt younger viewers far beyond when the theater lights came back up.
Still, if your little one wants to play pirate, why not check out this Pirates of the Caribbean FREE Activity Pack? Captain Jack’s Activity Pack includes face masks, coloring sheets, door hangers, mazes and more to keep your little swash-bucklers amused!
Get your very own Captain Jack’s Activity Pack here!
But don’t just take my word for it – go see it for yourself and then come back and let me know what you think!
Tickets were provided for me and a guest to view the film, but obviously the review above completely reflects my own opinions….do you really think someone else could have made this stuff up???