A parody/homage to Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, The Pirate Movie is a comedy/musical utilizing both new songs and parodies from the original, as well as references to popular films of the time, including Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. In your typical boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy fights girl with swords plot, the story revolves around Mabel, the youngest of Maj. Gen. Stanley's many daughters, and Frederic, an ex-Pirate of Penzance. They fall in love and proceed to retrieve the Stanley's fortune from the Pirates (stolen 20 years ago). The Pirate King informs Frederic that due to him being born on Feb. 29th (during a leap year), Frederic is still technically the King's apprentice. Frederic must then decide between duty and honor, the only good qualities the King taught him, and true love. Written by
Todd Kogutt: SCAVENGER
I have to agree with the last review. I grew up watching this movie like every single weekend. I haven't seen it since I was really little and I bought the DVD just recently, and let me tell you it's better now then how it was then. I can't believe how much sexual content there was til I watched it. I watched it 4 times in a row last night, lol. I just couldn't get enough of their silly humor. I raved about how great this movie was to my friends, but I think the above reviewer is right in stating adults just watching it will not really like it as much as a kid. I found myself during the first time watching it in a long time just talking out loud the dialogue before a scene would happen. I also sang the songs when the movie wasn't on, lol, and caught how funny and great the songs really were.
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