I can't put my finger on it, but it feels like something is missing from the trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Don't get me wrong: I'm happy to see Johnny Depp back in his signature eyeliner to play Jack Sparrow (excuse me, that's Captain Jack Sparrow), but it doesn't look like there's a ton of magic in the fourth installment of the franchise. Jack embarks on yet another epic journey, this time without his sidekick Will (Orlando Bloom) and Will's sharp-tongued lady love (Keira Knightley). In their place, we have Sparrow's ex/possibly current love interest, Angelica (Penelope Cruz) and Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush), as Jack sets out to discover the fountain of youth.
Sure there are some familiar new faces (not to mention the introduction of some seductive mermaids), but even the preview's epic music isn't stirring new feelings of anticipation in my blood. Maybe I've still got a bad taste in my mouth from At World's End, but I was hoping for the latest installment to feel more fresh. Don't let that stop you from checking it out for yourself though. Watch it when you read more.