In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the ... See full summary »
In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless rogues as the most fearsome and notorious seafarer of them all. He killed for the reputation, and his reputation has become legend. Now, for the first time, comes the true story of pirate Edward Teach, the man who terrorized the seas. Written by
Echo Bridge Home Entertainment
During the opening credits, a map of the British Isles appears on screen. The sparsely labeled map lists only a handful of major cities and locations. One prominent label lists Wales, but is placed over southwest England (Cornwall and Devonshire). The actual location of Wales is unlabeled. See more »
Based on the descriptions appearing on the front and back cover of the movie case, one would expect this movie to chronicle the life and times of Blackbeard. Instead the movie focuses more on a fictional love story than the historical figure for which it is titled.
Blackbeard's more notable conquests and actions are not even eluded to. One would think given 169 minutes they might have squeezed in a little something more. His reputation with no specifics is only referenced.
This film unfortunately is primarily focused on a fictional love story. There are far more elements of fiction than fact in this film.
In short, much like judging a book by it's cover, do not buy/view this movie based on it's box.
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