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 »
[to Lt. Maynard who's just been flogged]
The sting will go away in a few days. The scabs will take a few weeks.
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The acting and filming were quite good, however the historical facts were quite distorted. Pirates are portrayed as as evil villains as they are in this film however as in the case of Captain James Kidd they were probably pawns of the wealthy. Maybe future serious pirate movies could address the fact that most pirates were either government assisted employees or scapegoats for a corrupt society. Personally I liked Errol Flynn better, unbelievable but more swashbuckling. The person who portrays Blackbeard in this film (McFayden)is a very good actor but does not come across as the strange person that history suggests he was, for example the smoking beard.Finally it was too long and in parts disjointed.
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