Kyle and I saw the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie back in Killeen a few weeks ago; we had some time to kill and there is not much to do around there. When it comes to the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise I am not a fan. I liked the first one, but the second and third were not enjoyable. There was too much going on, too many characters constantly switching sides, too much Kiera Knightly and Orlando Bloom. Right off the bat the fourth film is improved upon films 2 and 3 in regards to the latter issue. On Stranger Tides kept it a bit simpler. There were still a number of different parties partaking in the same treasure hunt (the Fountain of Youth, famously associated with Ponce de León), and the lines defining which side various characters were on were still a bit blurry and jumping around, but it was better; less excessively complicated. Captain Jack Sparrow pulls some wacky hijinks as usual, but we've all gotten used to his character and therefore his trickster, rum-loving, always-finds-a-way-out-of-trouble self does not seem as fun or original as he once did. I generally liked the addition of the new characters- they all, even the doe-eyed mermaid, had more depth than Will and Elizabeth (I really don't like them). The movie wasn't great, but it was an improvement on the last two. They should probably stop making them now.
PS- I am bored of the blog design so I'll be working on changing it. In the meantime, enjoy these rainy mountains.
- From the desk of Mrs. Sarah McPherson