Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean - On Stranger Tides

I took advantage of visiting Spencer to see the new Pirates movie.  Frankly, it was a big disappointment.  Jack Sparrow is charming in the original series, but his character is starting to wear on me.  I realize more and more that "Captain" Jack Sparrow is totally self centered and without a shred of morality,.  What was once cute is now annoying.

The movie is visually beautiful.  The story, the search for the fountain of youth is a good backdrop.  My favorite characters were the Spaniards who provide something of  a twist at the end.

Like the Harry Potter series I find the later movies to be less and less appealing.  I doubt I will bother with Pirates #5.  I am sure there will be one.

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...