– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Today, we finally got a first full trailer of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean film, Dead Men Tell No Tales. Up until now, we’ve only had a couple teasers, and neither of them really gave us much idea as to what the story is, nor did they show very much Jack Sparrow. Given that Johnny Depp’s drunken pirate captain is the main draw of the franchise, we wondered about how long it would take them to actually feature the fan favorite swashbuckler. Turns out third time’s the charm, because this one has just as much Jack Sparrow as you’d hope for.

So this brings us to the ultimate question: should we get excited for this film or not? Well, I’m a bit mixed on that. As a fan of the first two films, I really enjoyed the unique high seas adventure that the movies offer. Let’s face it, there is no competition for this franchise, and that makes every film kind of a big deal to those who love the genre. To those looking for simply “more” of what we’ve already seen from the franchise, this seems like it’ll deliver in spades.

That being said, as someone who hasn’t quite gotten over the feeling of the last couple films, this doesn’t seem to offer up anything meaningful or new. Because I’m a whore for big blockbusters, and for pirates action, I’ll be there on day one, but I wouldn’t say this trailer has sold me on anything particularly special or discerning about this entry. Could it be great? Absolutely, it could. But I wouldn’t say the marketing has capture that essence yet. Maybe the next trailer will.

The synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is below:

“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 (Bardem), 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.”

What did you think of the trailer? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26, 2017.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.