After wealthy philanthropist Piers Pomfrey has expressed an unusual interest in a ring found by her niece Annabelle Miss Fritton explains that she is descended from a pirate who,in 1598,stole treasure from another pirate,Pomfrey's ancestor. The location of the treasure is to be found when the ring and its double are put together. Felonious ex-pupil Kelly and Miss Fritton's former lover Geoffrey are brought in to help the school steal the second ring from the evil Pomfrey's misogynistic secret society,leading to a showdown at the Globe Theatre and an amazing revelation as to the identity of pirate captain Fritton,as well as that of William Shakespeare. Written by
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Kelly says she is working for MI7, which is the now defunct British Military Intelligence Section 7, and was part of the War Office set up to work in the fields of propaganda and censorship. See more »
The engraving on the ring supposedly shows the coordinates of the treasure according to currently used geographic coordinate system, which is based on a longitude of the Greenwich Meridian. It was only established first by Sir George Airy in 1851, much later than events depicted in the story of the treasure. See more »
"Keep You're Head Up"
Performed by Girls Can't Catch
(Braide / Woodford)
Published by Sony ATV Music Publishing / Chrysalis Music Publishing
Courtesy of Fascination Records / Polydor UK
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It's really hard to rate St Trinian's 2. On the one hand, it is lively, sharp, and amusing, but on the other hand, the plot is a little disappointing. The film itself borders on the 'absolutely surreal' (mind you, it's a bit ironic to claim this against St Trinian's school, eh??), which somehow, I thought, made it a bit awkward to watch.
As ever, the stereotypes of teenage schoolgirls is strong, which adds to the overall enjoyment of the film, and as you can expect with your typical British comedy film, there are the odd pieces of play-on-words humour which you have to be quick to catch up on. Also watch out for references to famous films or other popular-culture references (you'll understand what I mean when you watch it).
(And before you ask: It's generally clean humour. No toilet humour/fart jokes.)
Thus, I give this a rating of 6/10, mainly because of its overall cleverness and entertainment value. Would I recommend it? Yes I would; it's about time a comedy film had real humour in it, even if it is masked in a very bizarre plot.
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