Pirates of the Caribbean

Rated PG-13 (IMAX 3-D)

May 01, 2011 | By TFK Kid Reporter Taylor Pannell

Directed by Rob Marshall

Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush, Astrid Berges-Frisbey

In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth of Disney's Pirates adventures, Johnny Depp returns as the hilarious Jack Sparrow. The swashbuckling sequel finds Captain Jack aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the most infamous seafarer ever: Blackbeard (McShane). The evil pirate needs Jack's help to find the elusive Fountain of Youth. He'll stop at nothing to get to it, even if it means threatening to kill his own pirate daughter—and Jack's old flame—Angelica (Cruz), to get Jack to cooperate.

Now a prisoner, Jack must deal with not only the fearsome Blackbeard, but also a creepy crew of zombie men and eerily beautiful mermaids, who lure sailors to their watery graves. Will Jack and Angelica make it to the Fountain of Youth alive? It's a thrilling ride that will leave audiences wanting to return with the next tide.

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Did You Know?

The Fountain of Youth is a legendary spring containing water that is rumored to return youth to anyone who drinks it. The fountain was the object of an intense, but unsuccessful, search by Spanish explorer Ponce de León in the 1500's. On Stranger Tides pays tribute to the famous explorer, and the original Disneyland ride, by featuring Ponce de León's cabin in the film.


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