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Trailer Time: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer #1 (2017) *The Final Adventure?*

It’s been interesting that in marketing Pirates 5, Disney has gone out of its way to have as little as Jack Sparrow in its marketing as possible, focusing more on Javier Bardem’s villain (who is still the star of this trailer), Geoffery Rush’s Captain Barbossa, and new characters.  This trailer lays out Salazar’s beef with de-aged Johnny Depp (which looks pretty spot-on) and finally Jack’s current status which is pant-less.  I thought this was a pretty good look at what we can expect and was intrigued by the use of “The FInal Adventure Begins”.  Is this the last Pirates film or the beginning of a multi-part final go-round with the maddening Sparrow?  I think the first Pirates is among the best action-adventure films of all-time.  I think if you combined movies two and three, you’d have had a really good movie instead of an average second film and one of the worst sequels ever in the third film.  On Stranger Tides was nowhere near as good as the first, but it was a step back in the right direction and gave the character back his wits and canniness which the sequels had stripped him of.  He’s supposed to be eccentric, but he’s also supposed to be better than everyone, not a moron.  Well, kind of a moron, but in a savvy way.  More on the plot below.  Sandwiched between Alien: Covenant and Transformers 5/Wonder Woman, it will be interesting to see how much staying power this franchise still has.

Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters on May 26th, 2017.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells, Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp

Trailer Time: Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales Teaser #1 (2017) *We Want Our Jack Back!!!!*

Very interesting move of Disney to release the first trailer for the next Pirates film and there’s no Jack Sparrow to be seen in it.  Instead, the trailer, darkly atmospheric, features Javier Bardem’s Captain Salazar, who is looking for Jack, and Bardem is in full-on villain mode (hopefully he can Skyfall it and bring this franchise back to the glory of the first installment.  I wonder if Depp was kept out of the first tease because of just how much burnout he has with audiences now?  There’s reason to be hopeful.  The directing team did the fantastic Kon Tiki so they know how to shoot a high-seas adventure.  Geoffery Rush and Orlando Bloom will also be returning to the series.  Read below for the official plot synopsis.

Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

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

My Favorite Scene: Black Hawk Down (2001) “We Have a Black Hawk Down”

Time Killers will know that I’ve been psyched/scared about Ridley Scott adapting The Martian (opening Friday) for months.  The Martian is one of the best books I’ve read in recent years, and I’ve been fairly vocal that I think Ridley has lost it.  I’m thrilled by the advance reviews, though and I can’t wait to see it.  When he’s on, Ridley is on par with any director in Hollywood.  Most people consider his best film to be Alien, and I might agree, but you could make a strong argument for 2001’s Black Hawk Down.
Black Hawk Down

If you’ve never read Mark Bowden’s harrowing account of a mission to take out a warlord in Sudan gone horribly wrong, I could not recommend it more.  Ridley perfectly captured the claustrophobic charnel house that Mogadishu turned into for these soldiers.  The cast is stellar, the cinematography is the best in any Scott film and why it was overlooked for more critical acclaim is a complete mystery to me.  This is a perfect film, and one of the best war movies ever made.  If Scott can bring this sort of game to The Martian, man, we’re in for a treat.
Black Hawk Down

Smaug-tastic Poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Footage from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will be shown at Comic Con 2014 (which begins tonight) so hopefully they will CUT US A FREAKING TRAILER soon, but I am temporarily satisfied to gaze in wonder at this.  The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014.
The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies, Bard the Bowman, Smaug

32 New The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug Production Stills!!!

With our return to Middle-Earth at T-minus 10 days and counting, Warner Brothers unleashed 32 new stills this morning from The Hobbit the Desolation of Smaug.  There’s nothing radically different than what we’ve already seen, though we do see Bilbo in the wine cellar of Mirkwood, lots more Lake Town and Gandalf in Dol Guldur.  This weekend I plan to watch the extended edition of The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey and write a feature for the site so look for that, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on these:
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