The Pirates series has gone through some permutations now that Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley have left the films, but at its core it is still good for the same entertainment levels as long as you like pirates doing pirate things with a side of the supernatural. In a new trailer for the latest movie in the highly successful franchise, that’s exactly what we get. There’s a demon ghost bird, some “demonic ship from hell” action, and a confirmation that “the dead have taken over the sea” which doesn’t sound like too great a thing to have happening. Can’t pirates ever just have fun plundering and sailing around with all these ghost ships causing problems?
The entire trailer is set to Johnny Cash’s “Ain’t No Grave” which makes things even moodier and deeper than ever. With the search for “a sparrow” AKA Captain Jack Sparrow underway, it makes sense to present things as very serious and important. Since Jack Sparrow himself barely makes an appearance in the spot it almost doesn’t feel like a proper Pirates trailer, but something tells us he won’t be MIA for very long in the movie. Johnny Depp is going to carry this franchise for as long as they want him to and he will receive a lifetime supply of hipster scarves in exchange for that service.
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sails into port May 26th.