Equal Parts Music, Adventure, Scenery, and Depp – Pirates Shines A New
The biggest blockbuster of the year was not a comic book movie, but rather a sequel by Disney, starring the incomparable Johnny Depp. By this point the media has completely tired would be reviewers with reviews, commentary, interviews, and so much more, but they seemed to have missed out on a few things, and it’s not the main actors, but rather the grand set design, beautiful landscapes, and yes Penelope Cruz and her beautiful eyes.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean series has been met with a variety of praise, and those that haven’t loved it, missed the point. The fun involved in searching for the mythical Fountain of Youth is the main purpose of this film, and throughout there are ups and downs with Jack Sparrow and his crew, as they deal with other creatures of mythical proportions. The story is what it is, light and airy, speeding through different plot points to tie together nicely in the end, and open up room for another sequel to be filmed, and that’s what most see, which is fine.
What people sometimes fail to notice is the backgrounds, the juxtaposition of scenery with action. The lighting shifts, the nuanced costumes, the foreshadowing, and the musical cues that only prove to be a mighty example of how storytelling can be done right. Mix together action, comedy, music, adventure, and a beautiful location, and you have a winning combination. Sure, this film is not going to win prizes for most dramatic acting, but with so many pieces making their way to create such an unforgettable film, who needs Shakespeare? We get Sparrow on full throttle! This is an instant Ira Riklis Special. The movie is worth checking out, with some great highs and lows.