Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Trailer

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.

  • MikeH

    the first couple of these flicks were good, but i agree that the third one was a waste, even with KEith Richards making a cameo.
    i dont know about the fourth one, the one addition i do like is McShane, i just hope that he curses everyone out like he did in Deadwood.

  • Looks awesome, just like the other three (yes, I liked the third).

  • Chris

    this is getting old now…

  • Brendan

    I don’t know. I saw the first two but didn’t see the third due to all the bad reviews. I know this one is supposed to be based on a book, so I would hope the story will be cohesive at least. But I can’t say I’m all that excited after that trailer. I wouldn’t have thought it before, but the lack of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley seems really noticeable. It’s a little like if there were a Star Trek movie with only Captain Kirk and no Spock and Bones.

  • wow, that is disappointing! surprised to see NO creature effects that made the first few very fun. Looks like money grab – one to many films, with limited budget.

  • Jonny Ashley

    I’m kind of impressed that they weren’t afraid to dump orlando bloom and keira knightley, but I’m so bored of Jack Sparrow at this point. I liked the first film alot, but seeing all of these trailers, his comedic timing hasn’t changed a bit since that one. Still looks better than the last two Pirates.

  • Niklas

    Just looks like more of the same which after the two first movies I was already bored of.

  • Dave

    They showed this in front of Tron last night. It looks like nothing more than a cash grab. Granted, I think the first one is the only of the first three worth watching outside of the Davy Jones Locker sequence in the second film. It makes sense that Bloom and Nightley aren’t in it, but it definitely feels like something is missing without them. That something seems to be a straight man for all the “wacky” characters to play off of.

  • Aaron F.

    I HATE these movies. All visual FX and incredibly plot-heavy to the point of nonsense.

  • Werner

    I love this franchise. These movies make me feel like a child again. Just having a blast at the theater. I will be there again.

  • Bas

    This looks a lot better than the third one. Maybe having a smaller budget (reportedly 200 mil instead of the 300 of the last one) will make them focus more on story and plot this time around.