“Watch the rocks, mate!”
“Man the braces!”
“Make way for adventure.”
“Prepare ye the way for that jack of all trades, Captain Jack Sparrow!”
You’d have to be from another planet not to know how eagerly I have been waiting for May 20th. A day that will live out in an infamous spectacle of pirates, dreds, doo-dads, pirates, mermaids, pirates, hand to hand swordplay, more pirates, a solid performance by Johnny Depp, and gads more pirates.
‘Twill be a day for the tired and forlorn to brave the tide by rowing against haggard surf to purchase a ticket to the 4th greatest romp in cinema history. The Lord is oh! so good!
First, there was Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl. Disney media frenzy called for the second film, Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man’s Chest, closely followed by Pirates of the Caribbean, At World’s End. (Be still my heart! Somebody out there wubs me. Because as I yearned for more, my deepest desires were made manifest!)
Now I can proudly display my ravenous delight to all. Make way! Go forth, I tell you. Go to your nearest movie theatre as fast as the currents allow. Jack, that rascal, is back!
Behold I give you, Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides!
Brave, spirited, flailing hands and tremulous shutters, inebriated antics which mask a superior mind, Jack, that pirate of all pirates, (Errol Flynn and Tyrone Power combined) emerges from the depths to claim an even deeper place in the hearts of millions everywhere as he sets sail against a fearless foe, Blackbeard, and rekindles an old flame in Penelope Cruise.
Yes, to say I am eager for this movie is putting it mildly. (My bobble-head parrot agrees! My parrot wind chime echoes an affirmative tinkle.)
Last year, Lynn Raye Harris sent me a link to the first POTC, On Stranger Tides, trailer. Jack, himself, sat before the camera providing tid-bits for fans about the latest development of his, locating the fountain of youth. Truly in earnest, I clasped my hands to my chest. Another movie?
(Cue Sally.) Yes! Yes! And, yes!
Can you tell I’m excited about this momentous day? I give you...
Are you planning on going to see POTC’s latest installment? Which of the three movies is your favorite? And, if you could be a character from the films, which one would you be?