To be honest, I have lost all interest in the “Pirates” franchise. The first one was great, and each subsequent instalment got progressively worse to the point where the last one was an insufferable bore. A faint glimmer of hope arrived when new director(s) took over the helm. And while this one still comes off bloated, today’s brand new trailer promises the Jack Sparrow that we used to know and love. The exchange at the end is single-handedly better than anything in the last 3 movies. Also, we get a young Johnny Depp, thanks to the in-fashion de-aging CG used on the likes of Robert Downey Jr. in “Captain America: Civil War”.

Here’s the official synopsis: “Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all new Pirates movie. The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazer (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifull small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.”

“Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is directed by Norwegian filmmakers Espen Sandberg and Joachim Running (“Kon-Tiki”), and also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, David Wenham as Scarfield, Stephen Graham as Scrum, and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa. It premieres 26th May.


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