This movie was a pleasant surprise. I was looking for a serious movie to watch without having to resort to live-action.
It's a Canadian movie produced by Donald Sutherland (Who is also cast in it). It comes across as a supplement your teacher would use when learning about something. But it's a great movie even outside of the classroom. Kids will enjoy it if they like Pirates and adults will learn a thing or two as well.
I really enjoyed the story, and I feel like I learned a few things about pirates that I didn't know before. It was a serious story with some small bits of humour peppered throughout. It was nice to see a movie with pirates that didn't include a monkey.
Donald Sutherland does well as the old captain and Megan Follows is perfect as the grumpy barmaid Meg. The talent of the voice actors is what makes the movie so easy to watch and so entertaining.
I actually put this on to have noise in the background while I did other things, but it sucked me in right away. I'd watch it again. What a great find, and more proof we have some talented film makers in Canada.
My favourite part of the movie was learning the word 'Surprizal', I feel like randomly saying it to everyone I meet!