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Update: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides trailer now in HD

JackSparrow.jpgThe trailer started and I thought it might be one of these trailers that has next to no footage, but to give it credit at about twenty seconds in the trailer kicks off and we get to see plenty.

This really is showcasing Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow and introducing us to the other faces that will return, although not many, and the new ones. It looks good, although there were a few of those 3D moments in there.

To be fair again, the moments weren't too obtrusive were they? It's not like they are leaping out at you and screaming in your face, thankfully. The most notable moment was the skull design at the end with all the braids and beads swinging after it zoomed straight from the camera's viewpoint. So that can't be too bad.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sees Sparrow heading out in search of the Fountain of Youth and coming up against Blackbeard played by the superb Ian McShane, the newly integrated member of society Barbossa who now seems to be on the side of the English Navy with Geoffrey Rush returning to his role, and the Spanish pirate Angelica, played by Penélope Cruz.

Keith Richards is back too with more lines, and there are plenty of other big name stars to fill out the cast, including Richard Griffiths. In fact there are so many big name stars I wonder how they couldn't entice back the full cast, and why they didn't want to? Was it just money? Was it that their stories had all played out? Personally I still think some of them had mileage, and they were as much the core of the films as Sparrow.

Still. Here's the official blurb for the film:

Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), and 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 formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

Now what you're really here for, the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides:


Update: The trailer is now available in high definition over at Apple Trailers.




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