Trailer’s out for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Well, the trailer is out for the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, On Stranger Tides. It automatically gets one star from me for being about Jack Sparrow rather than Will Generic Protagonist Turner, and a second star for having the licence to Tim Powers’ novel of the same name. I doubt the movie will have much to do with the novel and I haven’t read the book, but I’d like to — I enjoy Powers’ other works, such as Declare, and a movie adaptation would make it much easier to get hold of the novel.


As for the trailer itself? Yes, I know “trailers always lie”, but this lie was quite sweet in my ears. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush chewing the scenery? Self-consciously ludicrous action scenes? That glorious “ba-dah-dah-da-dum” music? Yes, please!


Now, please live up to the standards of the first movie…

2 thoughts on “Trailer’s out for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

  1. Power’s book On Stranger Tides is really good, I recommend it. Written in the 80’s, it’s perfect for a pirate movie – it’s got pirates, guns, voodoo, the fountain of youth. . . and Power’s brand of magical realism and insanity.

    I liked Declare, but I liked On Stranger Tides better.

    and the preview looks wonderful! I am most excited about getting some new characters, Turner and Swann were getting very stale, very fast.

    1. Yeah, the premise always sounded really cool to me. I couldn’t find it in the shops, though, hence my looking forward to a new edition (hopefully) being released to tie in with the movie. :)

      Even better than Declare? That’s quite high praise. Now I really have to check it out!

      I didn’t really see enough of Blackbeard in the trailer, but I hope he will continue the Barbossa tradition of hamming it up.

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