The Pirate Movie is the tale of the
pirates of Penzance, to give you a basic idea of
the story a young man who when orphaned was taken in by pirates found himself
discussed with his occupation and on his 18th birthday when his pirate
contract was up decides to leave the ship. Now thereís allot of dancing,
singing, and prancing around so if you donít like musicals donít bother.
The intro to the pirate story is
lame, a young girl finds herself in a small town with a bunch of friends, to
start things off her friends are horrible to her and disrespect her every
chance they get. What great friends, when she finally finds a guy that likes
her, her friends get her to go get the food for the yacht trip and just as she
arrives they snatch the bag of food and hold down the guy and sail off into
the distance. When she tries to follow in a very small hire yacht she is
caught in a storm and because she has o idea what she is doing is knocked
unconscious and thrown overboard. Soon after she is washed up on the beach
and her hallucinations begin, hence the corny intro.
From there it jumps straight
into the pirates of Penzance story, a young boy
who despises pirates and when his contract is up at age 18 he decides to leave
the pirates and become their enemy. Upon reaching shore he finds the
beautiful daughter of a general though they have a rule that the oldest
daughter must get married first and then the next oldest and so on and so on.
Besides all of this the young couple devise a plan to earn her fathers trust
and win each others hand in marriage. A long time ago the familyís fortune
was stolen by he pirates and hidden very well; the only problem is that the
map of where the treasure is hidden is tattooed on the back of the pirate
captainís back, the couple decide to trick the pirate into thinking he is
going to get somewhere with the young girl in order to copy the map from his
back so that they can retrieve the treasure; hence get married.
Just when the young boy earns
the trust of her father and must bring down the pirates he is reminded of his
birthday; 29th of February, realizing he has only four birthdays he is still
bound by his pirate contract, thus he must remain a pirate. The young boy is
so dedicated to his word he must retain his contract, and back in those days
your word was as good as a binding legal contract and so he must obey.
This causes a horrible turn of
events where he must betray his first love and rob her rich family; again.
The story is light hearted throughout and itís a bit of a musical, not all
dialogue is sung but there are still about ten odd songs in the movie. It
does have a funny ending; pirate ending that is still keeping in mind that
this is all just a dream.
Extras are completely
non-existent unless of course you class chapter selection and language
selection. The menu also is pretty basic with just stills from scene to scene
the menu system is in no way animated, but I would have to say that the
picture quality is very reasonable considering that I saw the original tape
in the video store just the other day and it seems to be in quite bad
condition, so I was surprised by the picture and sound quality for such an old
movie. Though I wouldnít have expected this movie to get to DVD but as time
goes by it seems that all the production companies are going to bring
everything they have out on DVD eventually.
Unfortunately for this
particular movie Iím not a fan of musicals, but as far as these types of
movies go this one wasnít too bad at all, I would usually give a musical a
score under five but I enjoyed this one so I shall raise my score and I mean
if Iím giving a musical a seven, then it canít be all bad!
The Pirate Movie