New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ trailer unveiled

Well…it’s trying, I guess.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m looking forward to seeing this film.  But not because of anything I’ve seen in these trailers. In fact, what we’ve seen has kind of dulled my anticipation for this film.  The main problem?  Excitement.

When the first three films came out, there was an aura of excitement, not just amongst viewers, but in the trailers.  Maybe time has dulled this franchise, I don’t know; but when seeing this trailer, I didn’t feel any excitement amongst the cast.  They just felt like they were jumping through hoops.  And while this trailer was an improvement over the first one, it still doesn’t feel right.  After seeing Rango, I’m starting to think Gore Vebrinski contributed more to this franchise than I ever thought.  Let’s hope Rob Marshall can successfully fill his shoes.

The trailer:

In addition to the trailer, Disney also provided us with a couple new images.  The first one is at the top of the article, but here’s the second (via Geeks of Doom):

New Image

Official Plot Synopsis:

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.

Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens May 20, 2011.