There are a lot of things that I can’t say about tonight’s screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which I just got back from a little while ago. Were I to divulge such information, I’m sure Disney would happily send out some Disney Imagineers to come up with creative ways of silencing smug writers.
I think there are a few things I can say though, without risking too much ire.
First off, the trailer for The Muppets, whcih stars Amy Adams and Jason Segel, runs before Pirates, and frankly it looks a hundred times better than The Smurfs trailer, but then again I love the Muppets and as an adult I find the idea of Smurfs barely tolerable.
Secondly, Hans Zimmer’s score is very appropriate, and epic-like, but maybe not the stuff of legends–it simply fills the spaces required. I adore Zimmer’s work, but aside from a few marvelous choices in the series, I don’t think anyone has really outshone Klaus Badelt’s original score.
Lastly, if the movie satifies you (yes, like it did me), stay until the end of the credits. Like all of the other Pirates films, there’s a little bit at the end just for fun and it involves something Jack might want back.
Stay tuned for my review this Friday.