Going into the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides I wasn’t expecting much. I mean, honestly, there isn’t that much Disney could do to surprise us with this one. The best they can do is hope to pick up where the original film left off…and holy crap they do!
It seems they’ve taken away all the dreary parts of the first three films (*ahem* Orlando Bloom) and replaced him with Ian McShane as Blackbeard. And since Orlando is out of the picture, that means Keira Knightley is too which means Jack needs a sexy new love interest and we have it here with Penelope Cruz. My only concern is that “zombies” might be a little too much since it seems Jack is going up against the British, mermaids, the nature around the Fountain of Youth, and then zombies. Do we have a little sequel-itis with too many villains? I don’t think so. The action doesn’t seem as hokey, the humor is there in droves, and Keith Richards makes a return. How can we ask for more?