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Pirates Trailer: So What Did You Think?

Alright. Show of hands. How many of you Tivo’d "Dancing With The Stars" just to fast forward to the Pirates Trailer? I know I did. If you don’t mind a few spoilers, here’s what I thought.

Based on what I saw tonight, I expect the third movie in the Pirates Of The Caribbean series to be about three and a half hours long. It will have to be that long to fit in all the amazingly cool stuff we just saw glimpses of. It’s no surprise that Johnny Depp still has it, Captain Jack is by far the star of this series. The trip to save ‘witty Jack’ is probably worthy of a whole movie, but it’s effectively just the movie’s overture.

What did we see? Some amazing special effects, including a few scenes that were embargoed up until now (ship on the sand, whirlpool battle, waterfall at World’s End). Chow Yun-Fat and a host of pirate baddies. What looks like a very awesome battle scene between the forces of Captain Jack and Davy Jones. A really quick glimpse of a ‘Davy Jones’ Flying Dutchman face that looked like it could be Captain Jack. Anyone know for sure?

What we didn’t see? No sign of Jack’s father, we’ve seen pics of The Rolling Stone’s Keith Richards as Jack’s father, but no confirmation he made the final cut of the movie. No Commander Norrington, at the end of the 2nd movie, he was in the catbird’s seat. I can’t wait to see how that is resolved too.

Apparently, this is the same trailer everyone saw at ShoWest. A few lucky souls also got to see the trailer last night at special screenings for the 40th Anniversary of the Disneyland attraction’s opening. My source says the atmosphere was very positive from the first chords through both showings of the trailer. Looks like we’ve got another mega-hit on our hands.

Consider this an open thread for your reaction to the latest Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End Trailer. Oh Yeah, check out Yahoo Movies for an exclusive clip of Captain Jack and Barabosa negotiating over who gets to captain the Black Pearl.