Movie review of Pirates of the Caribbean

Joe O'Donnell, Jr.

Joe O'Donnell, Jr.

Author Joseph J. O'Donnell

Joseph J. O'Donnell

A J & J movie review

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took our staff to the first day viewing of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ shown in 3D in our local theater. As it was on an early Friday afternoon the audience was small and void of children, making the movie all that more enjoyable.

The picture started out with all the flare of the first movie of the series and Johnny Depp was true to his form. As an actor his talent never ceases to amaze me. The special effects were great, but the 3D was so-so in my view. As usual with the ‘Pirates’ series there was a lot of action, and rarely a dull moment.

The movie is a continuation from the third ‘Pirates’ film with some old, and some new, characters that enhances the story line. Penelope Cruz adds zest and sex appeal for those of us of the male gender, and Ian McShane (who plays pirate Edward Teach-aka ‘Blackbeard’) and Geoffrey Rush ( Barbossa) bring much acting experience and diversity to the story. The costume designs and period setting were spectacular and the makeup was very effective. All the acting was phenomenal and so we rated this picture as a Must-See, and recommend buying the DVD afterwards for your collection.

J & J