What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words “Disney” and “mermaids” in the same sentence? If your answer is Ariel from The Little Mermaids, then you may want to avert your eyes in the mermaids scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, or you may just need to avoid the film all together, in which case, you would be missing out on a fun-filled 2+hr at the theatre.
It has been eight years since we first met Captain Jack Sparrow ((Johnny Depp) in the original Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, based on the popular ride of the same name at Disneyland. I remember going on that ride more than 15yrs ago – if only Johnny Depp was on hand to entertain me as I stood in line for half an hour waiting my turn. It has been a while since I have visited Disneyland – perhaps nowadays they just play the movies on the screens while you wait? Who would have thought that a popular theme park ride would spawn such a successful film franchise, but bravo to Jerry Bruckheimer. Not only did he make it work but he has managed to make it bigger and better with the latest installment.