After 5 long years, we finally can set sail on the hype ship. For Disney has released the first trailer for the one movie we've all been waiting for, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales! In this first teaser, we get our first look at the terrifying Capitán Salazar himself. With his deadly ghost crew, Salazar shows his determination to find Jack Sparrow...there should be a "Captain" in there, somewhere.
And to put my three shillings on the matter, while I'm sad we don't get our first official look at Captain Jack, the teaser trailer is brilliant! As I wrote some place before, I did wait almost 2 minutes for Jack (the pirate or the monkey) to pop in or have something us Pirates fans wanted answered for over 5 years (i.e. our beloved Pearl)! But in its stead, we have seen a solid pirate-y sequence that I will admit felt missing in On Stranger Tides—I do like Jack's mutiny, but it did lack the supernaturally and/or scary goodness that POTC 1-3 had (despite having zombies onboard). And despite my hesitance of Salazar's ghostly crew, I like it all. Now after seeing all this teaser, I wish that Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg had done OST...no offense, Rob Marshall, but even though I liked your film, I feel they would've made it better! All that being said, I will say my one complaint is the new whelp. Not really feeling him too much, and of course there's my not-so-good feeling about him being christened as Will Turner's son...or Will's return, either way, I'm not a fan of that.
Regardless of all that, I'm excited to see what's to come for dear ol' Jack. It's a tease-able...tease.
Here’s the official synopsis, in case you missed it:
- Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.
And in closing, I'm adding a small tidbit just for the heck of it. To honor this day, I'm somewhat updating things, despite my semi-retirement. If nothing else, a change of decoration is in order to commemorate this glorious moment. Until then, keep a weather eye open and drink plenty of rum!
What do you think of our first look at Dead Men Tell No Tales? Does it get you excited? Disappointed that we didn't see Captain Jack back? Are you still in shock after meeting Captain Salazar for the first time? Or the more-important question...is it May 2017 yet? Please comment below! :)