I know a lot of people have been anxiously awaiting the first trailer for what is probably going to be the biggest movie of next year (aside from maybe Cars 2), but I’ve been having a hard time getting excited for the return of Captain Jack Sparrow. The last film in the series was a disaster on a lot of levels, and yet, judging from all the anticipation out there, a lot of people are more than willing to forgive and forget. I have to admit, hearing that familiar theme and a few glib one-liners from Johnny Depp did go a long way to making me want to do the same. But I still have my doubts about this one.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides finds Jack Sparrow and his old friend Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) on the trail of the legendary Fountain of Youth. Along the way they cross paths with Blackbeard (Ian McShane) and his daughter Angelica (Penelope Cruz), not to mention a bunch of mermaids and zombies. I can’t say the new cast members really seem to be adding much to the proceedings, and although I’m curious to see what a new director (Rob Marshall) brings to the series, I doubt there will be much room for a new vision. Are you ready for another swashbuckling adventure with Jack Sparrow? Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hits theatres on May 20th; check out the trailer after the jump.