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Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

Unreal Past Tense

Date: Jun 01 2011

Themes: Pop Culture

Grammar: The Unreal Past

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In some cultures, the elderly are valued for their wisdom and experience. But in the US, it’s the young people who rule. And Americans will do almost anything in order to stay young forever, or at least look young forever.

But the hunt for eternal youth is nothing new. Tales of the fountain of youth, a magic spring which makes anyone who drinks from it stay young forever, have existed for centuries.

In the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz are searching for that magical fountain. The problem is, they aren’t the only ones who want to find it. The evil pirate Blackbeard wants to be forever young, too.

Hear Jeff and Mason talk about the latest Pirates, and the eternal coolness of Johnny Depp.

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Jeff

Jeff

Mason:  You know, Jeff, I gotta say, after the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie, I was about ready to call it quits. But Ian McShane is gonna play Blackbeard in the new one, so I’m on board now. He’s a phenomenal actor, and him as a pirate getting to play against Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow is just gonna be the highlight of my summer.

Jeff:  So I actually watched the first one, first Pirates of the Caribbean last night again. And I’ve seen the other ones, but as they go along I just don’t understand them. They’re confusing to watch.

Mason:  I think I probably agree with you. The first one I think was great, and the other ones were just kinda phoning it in, and they got more and more ridiculous. So at this point, I’m completely signed on for ridiculous, and I’ve just got this one thing that I want out of the movie, and I think it would be pretty hard for them to screw it up. Like imagine if they made a fourth Matrix. And you knew it was just gonna be really stupid and make no sense.

Jeff:  It would.

Mason:  But you wanted to see Neo do some cool stuff. Like, you would be OK with that.

Jeff:  Maybe.

 

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Discussion

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Mason is looking forward to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean. He wants to see the actor who plays Blackbeard act with Johnny Depp. He loves the character of Captain Jack Sparrow and the way Johnny Depp plays him.

Jeff thinks the Pirates movies are confusing. He enjoyed the first one, but he didn’t like the later films and he doesn’t want to see the newest one. Although Mason agrees that the movies can be a little ridiculous, he still enjoys them.

The latest Pirates is about the fountain of youth. Would you want to live forever? Does your culture value youth, or the wisdom of old age?

 

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jerry bourne

China

i love john depp!he play a role which tend to be a woman^^in my country we value both youth and wisdom of elderly

03:38 PM Jun 15 2011 |

laibzahra

laibzahra

Algeria

i love jonny deep specialy when he plays capitain jack sparrow,he has a funny moves i makes me lughthing so mush…so i will se the 4th movie

02:42 PM Jun 15 2011 |

Hikari_BL

Hikari_BL

Russian Federation

Oh, Pirates of the Caribbean is a really great films. However, I was very surprised when I heard about 4th movie. And I got pleasure from last part. 


I don’t want to live forever, because it’d be boring live after I satisfy  all my wishes. I think then thier value would fall. 

01:54 PM Jun 06 2011 |

An-china

An-china

Germany

I will see the movie . I don’t remeber which season I’ve seen, but I think it’s nice. And maybe a little rediculous, but our serious life need it, isn’t it?

11:21 AM Jun 05 2011 |

amohamd

Algeria

a think is good movi


 

03:42 PM Jun 04 2011 |

heath_wht

heath_wht

China

Sea-maidens are the highlight. The plot is kind of boring.

05:15 AM Jun 03 2011 |

Jeonghui Jo

South Korea

Few years ago, I saw Pirates of the Caribbean. Maybe I saw first and second series. After then I like Johnny Depp. He is very nice. I didn’t see fourth movie yet. When I have a time, I will see this movie.

04:45 AM Jun 02 2011 |

millazhang

millazhang

China

i didn’t see it yet ,but i ‘m expecting .especially the 3d. i think the magic play a significant role in a movie . the life is radiculous already ,so just don;t complain the movie doesn’t make any sense .


by the way ,in my coutry ,most of people want to live youger,especially the femele,

03:40 AM Jun 02 2011 |

MUHAMMAD92

MUHAMMAD92

Saudi Arabia

i agree with masson this confusing.

12:07 AM Jun 02 2011 |

abdu al-rhman

Yemen

oooooh nice lesson


it’s a great moviie for Johnny Depp


he is my favorite  acter and i love his films alot


of course everyone would like to live for ever but there is no way or there is no fountain of youth , we also have to believe that there is END 4 everything :)


 

10:13 PM Jun 01 2011 |

Hector

Hector

Dominican Republic

i dont wanna be young forever for this i try to do everything that i like now in the time that i can do it but i dont wanna live only this stage i also want to be old because only in this way the life can have sense … and i saw this movie and really didnt like for me the best was the third 

09:17 PM Jun 01 2011 |

Amo0ol

Amo0ol

Saudi Arabia

whate a great movie


and  Johnny Depp is my favorite  acter


thank you for the lesson 

06:55 PM Jun 01 2011 |

amberer

amberer

Ukraine

don’t forget: to stay alive you you’ll have to take some one’s life!

06:10 PM Jun 01 2011 |

happysmilesunny

China

Its really a good 3-D movie to see that one in HK Broadway cenema, but I do not think that its a good 3-D Effect, its just not so good as Comedy or Carton, like Avatar, and so its just good story, but a little bit confused and mixed feeling! After that, I am so tired!

02:31 PM Jun 01 2011 |

esdron

esdron

Brazil

um dos melhores filmes que eu ja assitir

02:24 PM Jun 01 2011 |

IlVA

IlVA

Germany

well i think that people have always wanted to find a  way to stay young and live long… but maybe we do that because we wanna do many things and fulfill our wishes…


 


btw: this movie is cool and Johnny Depp its perfect!!! :$

01:49 PM Jun 01 2011 |

makme

Turkey

two words used in the dialog dont exist in english dictionaries. sign on, phone in

01:22 PM Jun 01 2011 |

SÉRGIO

SÉRGIO

Brazil

Not only look young, but feel young!!Cool

11:32 AM Jun 01 2011 |

Old Yeller

Old Yeller

United Arab Emirates

i dont want to live forever in life

10:59 AM Jun 01 2011 |

Stubburn

Stubburn

Ukraine

yes, i also want to support that 3D was fantastic :D


but what about plot, it was interesting, not more…)


 

09:59 AM Jun 01 2011 |

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