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Still shot from the movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) and his band of menacing buccaneers are back in action, hunting for the elusive Fountain of Youth. But along the way, they encounter terrifying zombies and mythical mermaids as well as a ruthless woman from Jack's past (Penélope Cruz) who forces him aboard the famed ship of the fearsome pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 137
Theater Release: 20 May 2011
Video Release: 18 Oct 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Though this script is not based on documented facts, it does include some historical figures. How has Edward Teach’s reputation as the pirate Blackbeard grown over time? The explorer Ponce de León was an early Spanish explorer. What is his claim to fame?

What is Blackbeard’s punishment for mutiny? Does this seem harsh? Why is it important for a captain to be able to maintain control of his ship? The Royal Navy’s Articles of War along with the United States’ Uniform Code of Military Justice outlines the punishments that can be applied to mutineers.

Jacks tells Angelica that a gentleman owes it to a lady to let her retain her fiction. What does he mean by this? Are even pirates held to a code of honor? Does this kind of chivalry still exist? Should it? Or has its time passed?

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About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

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