Johnny Depp’s performance as Captain Jack Sparrow has become a cultural touchstone and the casting of Ian McShane as the pirate Blackbeard is inspired.

Yet, I can’t seem to muster up the enthusiasm needed to properly anticipate the fourth chapter of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Maybe I’m still experiencing burnout from the back-to-back wallop of POTC: Dead Man’s Chest and POTC: At World’s End from a few years back. But I think I’m mostly cool to POTC: On Stranger Tides because it looks like such a blatant money grab, it fails to inspire.

If anything, it makes me want to go back and watch POTC: The Curse of The Black Pearl – a perfectly satisfying adventure film that was less concerned about establishing a perfunctory mythology that the characters could inhabit.

At any rate, here’s the new trailer. What are your thoughts?