Tuesday, December 14, 2010

If this were a dream, there'd be rum.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides now has an official trailer!

This excites the ever-bloomin' crap out of me. I love, love, love the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, even the two sequels to the original, which aside from a couple of flaws I always found extremely fun and engaging (and not that hard to follow, either). I am highly excited about a fourth film of the adventures of Jack Sparrow -- sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow -- and I think they're taking the right tack here, moving into a new adventure or set of adventures, now that the original story, the Will-and-Elizabeth tale, is over.

Bring me that horizon!


Lynn said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! I am so excited!

Jason said...

I'm somewhat ambivalent about the Pirates movies. I basically enjoy them, but think all three would've benefited from being shorter and tighter, especially the third one. (I hate to say it, but I found myself checking my watch more than once during that one.) Also, for all the supernatural stuff going on in any individual frame, they're somehow lacking in any real sense of wonder, at least for me.

That said, however, Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are both utterly delightful in their roles, and it's so refreshing to have some charming rogues on the big screen for a change, after a decade or more of mopey "chosen ones who don't really want to be chosen" type protagonists.

Regarding this fourth installment, I really enjoyed the Tim Powers novel this one was supposedly based on (although I suspect precious little of the book actually got into the movie, and the option deal was mostly for the use of the title and the premise), and Penelope Cruz looks most, erm, fetching in piratical attire.

All of which is way too lengthy a way of saying, yes, I too am looking forward to Pirates 4.