On Screen Text: [first lines, the text that appears on screen] 1715 West Indies
On Screen Text: The Pirates of New Providence Island threaten maritime trade in the region. The laws of every civilized nation declare them hostis humani generis. Enemies of all mankind. In response, the pirates adhere to a doctrine of their own...
On Screen Text: War against the world.
Captain Flint: When the king brands us pirates, he doesn't mean to make us adversaries. He doesn't mean to make us criminals. He means to make us monsters. For that's the only way his god-fearing, tax-paying subjects can make sense of men who keep what is theirs and fear no one. When I say there's a war coming, I don't mean with the Scarborough, I don't mean with King George or England. Civilization is coming. And it means to exterminate us.