The most significant difference was Penelope Cruz stepping into the Keira Knightly lead female role. She certainly has the advantage in the heaving bosom department, and I liked her character. I thought the recurring theme of religion in the movie was interesting from a historical perspective, with the handsome missionary and Spanish characters.
I'm kind of really into the history of piracy in this period, so I could go on all day. Instead, I'll share some cute pirate inspired jewelry. To start with this pendant from ModCloth captures the feel of the one worn by Cruz' character.
|ModCloth: Cross Marks the Spot Necklace|
|Hand Stamped Skull Pendant with Black Pearl|
|Silver Mini Octopus Necklace|
|"My Pet Octopus" Necklace|
|Fine Silver Mermaid Necklace|
|Filigree Vintage Mermaid Necklace|
|"The Bride of Jack Sparrow" Pirate Charm Necklace|
|"On Stranger Tides A Pirate's Talisman"|