Pirates of the Caribbean Part 4: On Stranger Tides
starring Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally and Keith Richards
screenplay by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio
directed by Rob Marshall
Too long, too dirty, too noisy. I hope they don’t make another one. This time Captain Jack Sparrow sets out on a race against Blackbeard the pirate and the Spanish to discover the Fountain of Youth.
Ian McShane appears as Blackbeard, whose real name was probably Edward Teach. Interestingly, the same day I watched this movie on rental DVD I happened to read a story in the newspaper about U.S. underwater archaeologists raising more encrusted canons and other artifacts from Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge, which was sunk in 1718 off the American Carolinas and the wreck of which was located some years ago. Talk about coincidence. I like Ian McShane. For many years I wondered what became of him and then suddenly I began seeing him in a whole slew of films.