– by Joseph Jammer Medina


Remember back when everyone loved the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? Yeah, it was a short-lived period (most everyone seemed to turn on the franchise when the second one came out), but it was a fun period. The fourth film seemed to hit with a bit of a thud — though it made more than its fair share of loot at the box office — and it’s been some time since that one hit.

With this latest entry, Dead Men Tell No Tales, Disney is undoubtedly hoping to rekindle some old enthusiasm. But can they actually succeed? Today at the game, the footage seemed to indicate that it’s a possibility. Between the melancholy folk music and the bombastic footage, there’s a possibility this could be the first Pirates film to make a splash since the first.

Check out the extended Super Bowl spot and poster down below! 

The official synopsis for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is as follows:

“Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” 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 Salazar (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 pitifully 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 ever faced.”

What did you think of this latest trailer? Do you think this will be enough to get you back into theaters for the franchise? Let us know down below!

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

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SOURCE: Disney

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.