I have to agree with Eric – this was the fourth installment in the Pirates franchise and it felt like the fourth one. I loved the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie! It was whimsical, enchanting, romantic, and adventurous – as any “first” movie should be. After that, the storylines just kept going downhill BUT the adventure and Captain Jack Sparrow stay the same. I think that’s why there’s still a draw to these movies is because Johnny Depp plays an amazing character whom we’ve all come to love and root for! A few new faces in this movie was a nice change, Penelope Cruz as his love interest and Ian McShane as the evil Blackbeard the Pirate. On Stranger Tides still brings the swashbuckling adventure, the thrill of the chase, a few surprises, and of course, Jack Sparrow in all his glory. If you are a fan of the Pirates movies you’d still want to see this one – after all – once a pirate – always a pirate!