The New 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Trailer Will Awe You With CGI Cliffs and Javier Bardem

Published On 10/02/2016 Published On 10/02/2016

Like a zombified high school acquaintance you didn't stay in touch with, Pirates of the Caribbean has risen from the dead and looks vaguely familiar. Determined to buckle your swashes once every few years, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth installment in the film franchise, which based on a theme park ride.

While it feels awfully familiar, it holds back on the franchise's most familiar face. Johnny Depp, the man who has floated the series for 13 years, is nowhere to be found in the trailer. Instead, you get two minutes of the most expensive looking cliffs you've ever seen. It opens on cliffs. Then gives you more cliffs. Then there's a person and they hear something strange. Is it the cliffs? Better take a look. 

When the trailer isn't giving CGI fans a buffet o' cliffs — with a side of look at all these shadows! — it provides a first look at Cap'n Jack Sparrow's newest foe, Captain Salazar, played by Javier Bardem. In his brief moment between shots of cliffs, Salazar gushes thick black bile and issues a very kind threat on Sparrow's life. Then, of course, there are more cliffs.

The film returns Depp, Orlando Bloom (who wasn't a part of 2011's On Stranger Tides) and Geoffrey Rush to the series, and introduces Bardem, Paul McCartney (really), Kaya Scodelario and David Wenham to the world of pirating.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will saunter into theaters on May 27, 2017.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record, but has never met the fingernail lady. He’s written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, The Rumpus, and other digital wonderlands. Follow him @dlukenelson.



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