1st trailer released for 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'

Posted October 18, 2016

THE OPEN SEA — Whether you asked for it or not, Disney decided to make a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie because they knew whether you wanted to or not, you'd probably go to the theater to see it.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" doesn't release until May 2017, but we just got the first teaser trailer on Sunday for the upcoming film.

Personally, I thought the first Pirates was a blast, but I was left disappointed with the second and downright angry with the third. The fourth actually had some fun moments to it, but it was no "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl"— not by a long shot.

The newest film stars Johnny Depp once again as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, but the captain always on the lookout for a ship is nowhere to be found in this first trailer. Instead, we get a look at Brenton Thwaites' new character, Henry, as he's locked up in the brig of some doomed vessel. The ship is overrun by ominous pirated led by Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem.

A big part of me is over the Pirates franchise at this point, but a few things about this trailer caught my attention and got me a little excited about this new film — despite my best efforts to not be.

These small goodies include the underwater effect given to the bad guys, the beautiful cinematography that always accompanies these films, and Bardem himself. I think the man plays villains better than just about anybody and I have no doubt he'll make a fantastic pirate.

Some other interesting tidbits in this new film include the fact that Orlando Bloom will apparently reprise his role as Will Turner, Geoffrey Rush as Barbossa, and Paul McCartney has some unknown role as well.

I'm also interested in the fact that the new directors, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, are fairly unknown but directed another sea-time adventure titled "Kon Tiki" that isn't a perfect film, but it is an incredibly well-crafted one. I'm excited to see what they do with this well-known and well-loved/derived entity.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is scheduled to sail into theaters on May 26, 2017.

John has been writing about movies, news, sports and pretty much anything awesome for more than five years. John is the co-host of the Flix Junkies podcast and will always entertain you with his stories.


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