First ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′ Clip: Captain Jack Runs Amok

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:42 pm,

First Clip from Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides First Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Clip: Captain Jack Runs Amok

We’re about two and a half weeks away from the launch of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which promises to return the swashbuckling blockbuster franchise to its roots – namely the wacky antics and adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) – instead of getting lost in convoluted subplots.

The first clip released from On Stranger Tides does just that, focusing on Depp’s Sparrow as he behaves like the human equivalent of Bugs Bunny, wreaking havoc (and dropping sly quips) on any figure or body of authority around him.

Disney’s fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie picks up where the third film, At World’s End, left off – with Sparrow, having been confronted with his own mortality and the changing world around him, setting off to locate the legendary Fountain of Youth. Before he can, however, he’s captured by the forces of King George II (Richard Griffiths), who wants Captain Jack to find the Fountain for… well, himself, basically.

As you can imagine, Sparrow is “disinclined to acquiesce his request,” and sets off to escape in what early descriptions peg as a Charlie Chaplin-inspired chase throughout the streets of London. This first clip – which also features an all-too familiar face, now working for the King – offers a glimpse at the sequence.

Check out that scene (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

Much like a good chunk of the footage unveiled in the second Transformers 3 trailer, this clip from On Stranger Tides hints at the steady hand Rob Marshall employed while shooting the film with 3D cameras. This brief action clip is quite well-constructed overall, and I suspect it will actually look all the better when viewed up on the big screen, in either 2D or 3D.

For more Pirates goodness, check out the new featurette and TV spot below:


As was mentioned in our 2011 Summer Movie Preview, the fourth Pirates flick should make for a rousing time at the theater if Marshall and Co. follow through on their promise to keep the narrative tighter, while still managing that nice balancing act of adventure and humor that the first installment in the series pulled off.

That’s not to say the last two Pirates movies were terrible or didn’t have their charms; if you’re anything like the Screen Rant crew, however, then you found the task of sitting through the second and third installments more than a bit of a chore at times. So a more energetically-paced, less bloated followup will be much appreciated.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sets sail in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters this month on May 20th.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. I honsetly feel as if I’m seen this movie already. I mean, it’s seem to be just the same stuff we’ve already saw in the previous films, same tired jokes. Yes, I’m quite aware that Blackbeard, zombies, and mermaids weren’t in any of the last films.

  2. My reaction to the first video: They realize they have muskets, right?

  3. looking forward to this one also

  4. Can’t wait!

  5. And it looks like the the wee ones will love it. The adults and people who like a little more mature stuff, not so much. *sigh*

  6. Is it just me or did some of Jack’s shenanigans look a bit forced? Like “here’s where I’ll grab an apple off the chandelier because it’ll be funny.”


    • I don’t think it was an apple :) haha. And I’m sure there will be more explaining why it was up there in the first place. Right?

      Anyway, nice make up Barbossa!

      • Yeah, It was a creampuff and I think there was a reason it was there that played out before the clip began. I’m thinking he took the creampuff and it was swatted out of his hand before he could take a bite. He then grabbed it in the end, in spite. Just my guess. :)

  7. I feel like I’ve seen it already, but I still think it will be fun to watch.

  8. I actually really liked the first two films. The third got waaayyy too convoluted. I just hope they tightened things up a lot for this one. IMO PotC movies make for great date flicks. Women will always go see a Johnny Depp, Pirates movie and they’re not absolute torture for me.

  9. That was decent. I have a feeling this film will beat out the third, but not the first two.

  10. Okay how is it possible for me to write a review on a movie thats not been released yet? Simple, get free tickets to an advanced screening of it. Which is exactly what happened.

    There will be no spoilers in this review.

    The show starts off with a bang and holds you for quite awhile. The pirate ship action is probably the best of all the movies. This flick was much better then the last two Pirates films but the first movie is still the all around better movie. This film is rated PG 13 and it should be. I would take my nephew thats 12 but would not take a 10 year old. The violence is turned up a bit with what looks to be an execution style of killing. Not just sword fights. There is also a ton of suggestive humor not appropriate for smaller children. They wont get it but will probably ask you what that meant. I think as a Disney film this went a bit extreme. If it was any other company it would be no big deal. Guess the times they are a changing.

    I was laughing my ass off through the whole movie. To me this was the most funny of all the films. (Speaking as an adult) I enjoyed it. About 3/4 of the way through it starts to lag a bit but then catches itself. All in all a fun film that I would own and it will be number 1 at the box office this weekend and probably longer. I give it 8 and a half stars.