‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4′ Trailer 2 Is Fast & Swift

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 10th, 2012 at 12:08 pm,

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In less than two months, Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow sets sail on his latest big screen adventure, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The fourth film in the swashbuckling blockbuster franchise aims to kick off another trilogy, but is structured as a standalone feature that focuses primarily on Sparrow’s quest to locate the legendary Fountain of Youth.

A second theatrical trailer for the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean flick has been released online, and it focuses on the conflict at the heart of the film: the three-way race between Sparrow, his old frenemy Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), and the cruel Blackbeard (Ian McShane) to reach the Fountain first.

Captain Jack’s situation in On Stranger Tides is all the more complicated by the fact that Barbossa now works for King George II (Richard Griffiths) – and that Jack’s former flame Angelica (Penélope Cruz) is also Blackbeard’s daughter. Throw zombie pirates, beautiful but deadly mermaids, and Sparrow’s beloved Black Pearl – which has seemingly been commandeered by Blackbeard and his men – into the mix, and it’s just another day for Captain Jack Sparrow.

The latest theatrical preview for Pirates 4 also offers a bit more information about how the mermaids – including the not-so-friendly Tamara (Gemma Ward) and mysterious Syrena (Astrid Berges-Frisbey) – fit into the pirates’ scheme to reach the Fountain of Youth.

Check out the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer (via Yahoo! Movies) below:



While the first trailer for On Stranger Tides painted the movie as being your standard Pirates of the Caribbean flick, this new preview makes it look all the more focused and fast-paced than the last two entries in the series. It also appears that director Rob Marshall and screenwriters Ted Elliot/Terry Rossio have struck a better balance between moments of humor (courtesy of Depp in most cases) and the darker elements of the film’s plot – especially in comparison to filmmaker Gore Verbinski’s last Pirates pic, At World’s End.

Squid-bearded Davy Jones may have looked quite impressive in the last two movies, but McShane as Blackbeard already looks and sounds like a far superior villain for Sparrow and Co. to match wits with. As fans (like myself) of the actor’s turn on HBO’s Deadwood can attest, McShane can have quite the intimidating screen presence – even when he’s not dropping f-bombs every other line.

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On Stranger Tides will of course have plenty in the way of explosion-friendly set pieces, supernatural creatures, sword fights, and Depp getting up to his usual Sparrow-style hijinks. The film’s production design looks as impressive as ever, and this should be one of the rare upcoming summer tenpole pics that’s actually worth checking out in 3D – especially since it was actually shot in that format.

It seems that moviegoers are in for a much more swiftly-paced and overall less bloated cinematic ride this time around; that’s especially good news for those who recall how much the last two Pirates movies tended to drag on.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hits regular, 3D, and IMAX 3D theaters around the U.S. on May 20th, 2011.

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  1. Maybe this will be good. Maybe it wont. But this ‘franchise’ is one of the best examples of why a film should be standalone, the first Pirates was great, no one knew what to expect. But the sequels were vastly inferior and nonsensical.
    This new one has one thing going for it over the sequels though: The Orlando Bloom Talent and Charisma Vaccuum is nowhere to be seen.

    • Agreed. And you know with the addition of Ian Mcshane can only be a good thing. Too bad Penelope Cruz was added too…. uggh.

      • I love Penelope Cruz!

      • Agree about both, having McShane on board is very cool, but I can’t stand Cruz as an actres.

        • Just something about her… i dont know but im getting a really bad vibe from her in the trailers. That said, I still think that this is going to be a vast improvement over the last two installments. Im actually anticipating it.

    • Penelope Cruz in the next movie, wow yum yum. She is by no means an incompetent actor, she has wowed fans round the globe for years and still doing it. The lady is the personification of talent.

  2. Can’t wait for this to come out, all I expect is a visual and exciting ride.

  3. I really like all the Pirates (yes, 1 was way better) and I am über excited for this!!!

    • “(yes, 1 was way better)” Is that the biggest understatement of all time? The first film is truly great fun, but the sequels were just awful, they made the mistake of making Jack the main character and the main point that drives the plot.
      He should always be there, but more in the background, he should always react to things going on around him because thats where the comedy comes from.
      I honestly hope this is good. I really do.

  4. This movie looks good. Better than At World’s End to be sure and Dead Man’s Chest neither of which was as good as the first movie. Nothing against Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly but I’m glad neither are in this one,amybe a mention but nothing more. It’s all about Captain Jack Sparrow.

  5. I still don’t understand why they chose Penelope Cruz.

  6. There’s just no need. waste of time, money and depp’s chewing gum.

  7. Well, originally I was just planning on seeing the movie because Keef was in it (apparently with an expanded role)…But, that trailer actually makes it look like a good movie.

  8. i belong with this crew lol

  9. If there’s one thing this franchise is good at it’s epic trailers. Though I’m a huge POC fan I always walk away thinking it could have been better. But it’s original, it’s consistent, and they’re always fun to watch. Visual FX’s are top notch in these productions. I CAN’T WAIT!

    That alone should make this film better than At Worlds End.

  11. Anybody else bothered by the fact that Barbossa is just different? He doesn’t seem like the character that could be bought off by the government, and frankly, I miss his old attire (raggedy hat included).

  12. I really hope this one will be good. But I’m still having my doubts about it. It looks like it’ll just be taking all the good stuff from the other film and mashing it into one film. I don’t know, I hope I’m wrong.

  13. Ok I’m sold. This movie will freaking ROCK!!!

  14. I think it would have been cool if they would have set this story before the first three movies. So we could see how Jack built up his reputation as the infamous Capt Jack Sparrow. I think that would have been fun. And it could be used to explain the absence of Will and Elizabeth. Either way i dont care much because i think the movie will be awesome but i just thought i’d share that.

  15. Salma Hayek should of been cast in Cruz’s stead,don’t know why i just think it would have been a better and perhaps even more glamerous fit.

    I Hope McShane and go as dark as swearengen, because if they do that this film will be Epic, because swearengen is perhaps one of the most sinister and cool characters ever committed to celluloid

  16. Salma Hayek should of been cast in Cruz’s stead, not sure why i just think Hayek would have been a better fit being that little bit more wild suits Sparrows persona.
    I Hope McShane can go as dark as swearengen, because if they do that this film will be Epic, because swearengen is perhaps one of the most sinister and cool characters ever committed to celluloid

  17. While I’m looking forward to the movie, I’m quite skeptical about its quality. These movies have gotten progressively worse. I would be very disappointed if “On Stranger Tides” was more of 2 and 3. It seems like the complete re-tooling (i.e. No Orlando Bloom or Kiera Knightly) should help greatly, but I can’t be sure yet.