International Oddities Lends a Helping Hand to the Merry Band of Pirates in the
New Movie Release - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Even pirates enjoy their handrolled smokes and tobacco herb smoking accoutrements, and Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow dangles his unique rendition of a wiley, handsome pirate before our waiting ears and eyes. No detail was overlooked as the costuming with necessary pirate trimmings and trappings was designed and created for the lead character. As Depp developed the personality of the leading role, he also expanded the manner in which he interacted with said accessories. International Oddities will soon reveal the particular challenges the pirates crew posed to our development staff and the herbal tobacco needs which no other movie production company had previously requested.
Jack Sparrow has returned once again! Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will be the 4th movie from the ultra well-known Pirates adventure fantasy film series. It is set to be launched on May 20, 2011 and is a sequel to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End as well as its predecessors. Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides is without question probably the most awaited of the several big-name films opening in this season, but luckily we don't need to delay very long until it is available in theaters. It was scripted by Terry Rossio as well as Ted Elliot, the authors who wrote the prior 3 Pirates motion pictures, and directed by Rob Marshall. Stars include Johnny Depp of course, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Ian McShane (Deadwood), Richard Griffiths, as well as Stephen Graham and Gemma Ward.
An adventure theme known to many, the Pirates movies are grandiose action tales of a time when villainous cutthroat buccaneers scavenged the Caribbean waters. This motion picture is based around Captain Jack Sparrow who's the central figure in this movie series. In "On Stranger Tides" Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) runs across a former acquaintance (Penelope Cruz) and must sort out if it is love at last, or merely a ruse by an accomplished con artist who might be using his unique talents to help her find the fabled Fountain of Youth. Jack encounters zombie pirates and others as he races to beat the villain, Captain Barbossa (played by Geoffrey Rush) to the treasure.
Fans knew they could look forward to their favorite actor's appearance yet once again when on 9/25/08, Walt Disney Pictures, along with Mr. Depp, formally announced he had signed on the dotted line for a 4th pirates film. Yes, Johnny Depp will once more be going back to his Oscar nominated role of Jack Sparrow, with the equally iconic Penelope Cruz rounding out the all-star cast that just won't quit. As Johnny Depp repeats his character of Captain Jack Sparrow, he will once again make him live and breathe through his superb acting skills, filling the screen with yet another commanding performance, and in true Johnny Depp form, on his own terms.
On an interesting note, Johnny Depp had previously mentioned that although he would of course love to reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow , he would only do it if he felt that the script was good enough, and it seems it was indeed. Johnny Depp now revisits the legendary character he has developed into Captain Jack Sparrow (and based on a Keith Richards version of a more updated classical Blackbeard) in this new action adventure story. Some feel Johnny Depp is the main reason to see these films, and certainly he won't disappoint fans going to this movie either. In an Access interview, he told Maria Menounos that working with Penelope Cruz, his costar from in the movie "Blow", was "amazing".
The Pirates series has turned into an actual cult classic, with many followers, and those that love the dress and slang of the period. Think Rocky Horror Picture Show minus the music and toast throwing. The reviews so far state that Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides appears to be an enormous step upwards from the prior movies.
The previous Pirates Of The Caribbean movie, At World's End, was said by some to be too long (over 3 hours) with too many loud battles strung confusingly together - making the plot hard to follow. Of course, for others, there can never be enough sea skirmishes, nor enough Depp, so any more chops in the film would have been too many and would have ruined the flow. Before that came Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest which was also criticized, but this time for being too descriptive, and giving to much explanation. In the end, it served it's purpose to set up the sequel.
And returning to the beginning, Pirates of the Caribbean:The Curse of the Black Pearl first appeared in 2003 and was based around the Disneyland theme park attraction, Pirates of the Caribbean, beloved by many and one of the most popular rides in Disney history. The E ticket ride (when there were tickets) was so successful, that it is present in every Magic Kingdom Park in the world. Who doesn't love the fantasy version of Swashbuckler pirates rescuing damsels in distress, aided by their loyal parrots and scrappy sailor sidekicks, with custom language and terms like "arrgh" and "heave-ho mateys", etc.
The May 20th release will prove if this newest Pirate movie can hold up to the previous standard set by "At World's End" which saw the world's record for gross sales in it's opening week.
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