Break out the rum (only if you're of age, of course): The first trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" has dropped anchor on the Internet courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, and it will not disappoint fans of the series.
This may be Johnny Depp's fourth time wearing Captain Jack Sparrow's tattered pirate rags and half-drunken smirk, but if the actor is growing weary of the role it certainly doesn't show. In "Pirates 4," Captain Jack has eternal life on the brain, so he spearheads an expedition to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. As he explains in the trailer, there will be three dangers along the way: mermaids, zombies and Blackbeard. The mermaids, you see, enchant sailors with their beautiful visages and that whole "we're naked from the waist up" thing -- but as a couple of unlucky gents find in the trailer, kissing a mermaid can land you a one-way trip to Davy Jones' locker. The danger of zombies is pretty self-explanatory. And Blackbeard, well, he's plain eeeevil -- and, just to drive home that point, he's played by always formidable baddie Ian McShane.
One thing Jack fails to mention in his list of malevolent things to avoid is the mysterious, beautiful and -- judging by the sword she almost puts through Jack's head in the trailer -- potentially lethal Angelica (Penelope Cruz). Safe money is that this woman from Jack's past will end up being more friend (okay, lover) than foe... but either way, it sure is fun to watch Cruz wielding a sword and kicking some pirate booty. Also, we'll see any movie where she goes into one of her patented saucy rants in Spanish.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" sails into theaters May 20, 2011.
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