Arrr Mateys! Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Review

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My friend and I saw the new Pirates movie and I understand it got bad reviews but I have to say, I was able to follow it much better than the 2nd and 3rd one. In my opinion, this one flowed better and I could follow all that was going on. In the others, I was always lost and had no idea what was going on. Sometimes, in the other movies, I even had to ask those with me what was going on. The movie is easy to follow but I can see where the plot is a little cheesy – what with singing mermaids, a new Orlando Bloom-type pretty boy (who is quite pretty might I add), and love stories happening all around you. Even our beloved and otherwise, uncouth Captain Jack Sparrow becomes a cheesy love-sick fool. But, it is fun to watch and as always, I love Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow. Penelope Cruz is okay but hard to understand at times. With all the pirate talk, the British accents, and then Cruz’s Spanish accent, at times, I really wished that there would be subtitles at movies like this but alas, mateys, I managed to understand what I could. As far as taking the kids, I would not take younger than 13. There are scary and violent scenes and these scenes come to life in 3D but teens will enjoy it and the cuss words are almost non-existent. It is a Disney production after all.

I was lucky that I won a competition on Single Mom on a Budget’s website and was able to see this movie in 3D for free with my friend. Otherwise, for a 4:20pm showing, it would have cost me $30.00 on fandango. But, it was great to see this movie in 3D and get into all of the action. I really enjoyed the movie and for those who gave it bad reviews or are not seeing it because of those reviews, I would recommend this movie be seen in the theater. Unlike Bridesmaids or other non-action movies, this one I would want to see on the big screen and if possible 3D or IMAX. We saw this movie at Denver West United Artists which is operated by Regal and it is a nice theater but I was shocked (maybe because I do not get out too often) at how expensive concessions were. Junior Mints ran us $4.00 and a pretzel was $4.75. Yowsers! Throw me a cup for water please because we can’t afford much more. I saw that a small popcorn was $6.00. In any case, other than the outrageous prices at most movie theaters these days, I enjoyed the movie and the theater was great so all in all, what a fun time!

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