A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949)

1889 was the year that Mark Twain had this story published, as one person must to be careful if he’s travelled back in time to the medieval ages, as how he must get back to his own time after the adventure is over. In this 1949 comedy musical, Bing Crosby is that person as he gets himself into a real ‘knight-mare’ to remember.

After Bing Crosby as an American mechanic from Connecticut, USA took a hit to the head, on his way back home during a thunderstorm, he was sent back in time to the medieval ages when King Arthur was alive and very old in merry old England. He still has Merlin and his Knights of the Round Table too. However, it was his final years before his death.

Some say that King Arthur and his knights was killed in a final conflict like for what happened in the very end of “Excalibur”. But in this version, it was his final years before he died of old age. And yes, he does contain his sword called Excalibur. Unfortunately, no Queen Guinevere. Must’ve died of old age before King Arthur was next. And no dragons in this romantic comedy musical also.

They believe that Bing Crosby’s character, was a new kind of wizard, which made Merlin very jealous of him. Which was why he was after him, but not Morgan La Fay, that dastardly woman. After having a love affair with Lancelot’s fiancé, outsmarting the medieval people, he was brought to a showdown with Merlin and an rebellious Irishman as he was then brought back to his own time.

For a success, 9.5 out of 10 stars is what I give. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Excellent. In fact, this is one of my favourites on King Arthur such as this, “Excalibur” from 1981, “First Knight” from 1995, and that 1975 comedy movie, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.

Other King Arthur movies such as “Transformers: The Last Knight” & “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” that they only mention him? UNACCEPTABLE. 🚫🚫🚫🚫 Cause we do not want to get involved with alien robots from another world that are after the secrets of King Arthur, and for how they want to burn the Earth to a cinder, as well as how the holy grail got lost when it got the attention of greedy German people when they went going after it.

Since then, a ton of artists have been inspired by this as they did their own versions of this Mark Twain story. For example, animator Chuck Jones that after seeing this, he did a Looney Tunes cartoon called ‘Knight-Mare Hare’ as Bugs Bunny was in the medieval ages for only 5 minutes after an apple landed on his old fashioned hairdryer. The funny bit was that dragon who ran off frightened after Bugs Bunny put out his fire breath with water.

Another example, would be “Army of Darkness” from director Sam Rami. A 20th century guy (Bruce Campbell) who faced the evil dead in the beginning of the film, was sent back in time by a portal. He had to face an army of darkness that could get their hands on him and a book too, that can send himself back to his own time. And never face the evil dead again. Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert didn’t like for what Mr. Rami did, cause they think that they’re absolutely ridiculous.

“Black Knight” with Martin Lawrence? I’m not sure about that, but I know that after he gets back into his own time in the end, he ends up going back in time again by entering the Coliseum in Ancient Rome where he gets chased by man eating lions, ending the movie.

But the most stupidest one as a spin off, was that lousy BobPants SpongeSquare cartoon episode of ‘Dunces & Dragons’. I can’t tell you, but aggressive seahorses made them go back to be lost in time. And that jellyfish dragon was really obtuse. Thumbs down indeed. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻 No thanks to Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the show before his death.

So by watching this, only at night, it’s a knight-mare tale to remember. Even if you need to watch out for both black knights and the silver ones in shining armour.

Black Heroes: Patriots of the Revolution (a 1 hour tv special)

This was a 1 hour documentary special with NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Since we and him, looked at history bits such as Muhammad Ali, Cassius Clay, the Vietnam War, the Black Panther Party, the American Civil War, and so forth, black lives do matter as of today.

For what happened on the History Channel was something we never learned in history class. There were African-Americans that participated and fought for freedom as well as independence in the American Revolution.

Since the British were putting up high taxes, some racism as how they cared nothing but money, the colonists became fed up with them including the slaves. So after the Boston Tea Party, and the Boston Massacre, the American Revolution broke out.

George Washington during that time, when he became a general did cared for them as they took major roles in this. From the Battle of Lexington, the Battle of Bunker Hill, Battle of Red Bank, Battle of Rhode Island, to the Siege of Yorktown, African American people who fought in the American Revolution were real patriots indeed.

They mentioned Benedict Arnold, but never told on what he did as a madman. However, since this is interesting, they mentioned that not only African-Americans fought for the colonies, but there were some that fought for Britain also. After that, came the 1st Rhode Island Regiment. The very first African-American regiment in the Revolutionary War. In the American Civil War, it was only the 54th Massachusetts. This documentary special even mentioned these famous African-American people in the American Revolution.

Peter Salem, a U.S. soldier for the patriots as he was an excellent sharpshooter. He survived the Battle of Lexington and the Battle of Bunker Hill, and lived until he was 66 on August 16th, 1816.

Colonel Tye, a African-British soldier as he volunteered while he was in the colonies as a slave. After various battles, he suffered tetanus and lockjaw from a gunshot wound in 1780.

One more thing that they did showed. Valley Forge. They didn’t mentioned on how many African-American patriots died there, but in the winter of 1777 was tragic. 8 to 11 ft of snow, as there were patriots suffering from diseases, freezing to death, and probably leprosy as they remained there for 5-6 months throughout the entire winter. However they still remained strong until the Revolution came to a close.

Since the Revolution came to an end, William Weberforce also putting an end to slavery, and throughout the events involving African-American people, black lives do matter as we do not want to cause so much racism. Especially for what happened during the COVID-19 pandemic. This NBA player is really excellent as the host for this documentary special. So I’m giving this 9.8 out of 10 stars.

In future, the next time ‘Black History Month’ occurs in February, we should talk about how African-American people fought in the First World War.

That there, would be an idea for a new movie. Only if it’s either from Warner Bros, or Universal Pictures, or Paramount Pictures, or Miramax, or Revolution Studios. Not the god awful dark side, Dimension Films and 20th Century Fox/Studios since they are a part of that. For what I mentioned here, are real NO-NO’s.

Top 8 Treasure Hunting Movies

Note: Any adaptions of Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of “Treasure Island”, not included on this list unfortunately.

When we look at treasure hunting, we want to make sure that the buried loot is all there, as we would want to make sure to take them all out, in one piece. “Treasure of Sierra Madre”, and “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” only showed that when they went sideways, they lost the loot. And realized that they were in a quest all for nothing. Same thing to “One Piece” as Monkey D. Luffy and his pals never found what they were meant to look for.

In this list, these are the top 8 treasure hunting movies that made cinema history. And in all eight movies, they brought their treasures out in one piece. No matter if they are live action or animated…

8. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (1966). Kicking off on the list, we look at the Man With No Name, a bandit named Tuco, and a bounty hunter named Angel Eyes during the American Civil War. All were going after bags of buried gold coins, hidden in a grave in a cemetery, far from the battlefields. From avoiding dehydration, heat strokes, & getting killed by which army, they were lead to the biggest Mexican standoff that made cinema history before claiming it.

7. Da 5 Bloods (2020). African-American veteran friends since the Vietnam War, were to fulfill a promise. Find the dead remains of their fallen squad commander, the bars of gold too, and bring them out of Vietnam back to the United States, alive. During their quest, they were suffering from PTSD since the war, as how they had to avoid booby traps by Vietnamese guerrillas who loathe America. A French-American traitor too who was after the bars of gold too.

6. Kelly’s Heroes (1970). Again with Clint Eastwood, we look at a team of American soldiers during the Second World War as a former lieutenant, but now private Kelly leads them to go AWOL; because gold bars are in a small town behind enemy lines. From avoiding minefields, tiger tanks, as well as wiping out the German infantry in a train yard, they deserved something than being court-martialed. In fact, you should’ve seen Donald Sutherland as a tank commander…..

5. The Adventures of Tintin (2011). Based on three of the books in the Tintin series by Hergé, we look at a brave reporter, his pet dog, a hilarious sea captain and two INTERPOL twins, as they were going after three scrolls, one each hidden in three model ships that contains a clue, that can lead Red Rackham’s Treasure. From London to Morocco, North Africa and home again, they’ve beaten a ship of criminals including its mastermind who are after this.

4. Without a Paddle (2004). Since the disappearance of hijacker D.B. Cooper who parachuted in the Pacific Northwest, and took cash with him, three lifelong friends began a camping trip to find the $200,000.00 he stole. Their trip went sideways as they were being chased by a huge grizzly bear, a dirty sheriff and two poachers who want them dead, after running into them. Not to mention how hilarious a frightened Seth Green was, while facing that big bear….

3. Cutthroat Island (1995). With Geena Davis, Matthew Modine, and Chris Masterson, we take to the seas in the search of an island where no one had ever set foot on. As 24 carat gold awaits them. Avenging the death of her father, and finding three ripped parts of a map, a lady pirate with her crew and a master of disguise avoid the British and her pirate uncle who are after them. From street chases to that climatic battle at sea, their adventure was worth everything.

2. The Goonies (1985). Since they found a map in an attic, that leads to pirate One Eyed Willy’s loot, four boys and three teenagers in 1980’s Oregon, decided to take this journey as their homes were facing foreclosure soon for a golf course. By avoiding three Italian-American bank thieves that are after them, and booby traps hidden in the tunnels that One Eyed Willy had set up, they outsmarted those criminals as they took a handful of jewels to save their home.

1. The Mummy (1999). Taking the number 1# spot on the list, is something we need to be careful on. As a remake of the 1932 classic, a former French Foreign Legion soldier who happens to be an American, joins an expedition to a place where the Egyptian dead and a room of massive treasure is hidden. Unfortunately, it was all lead to horror after a female librarian turned archeologist accidentally resurrected the undead mummy, Imhotep. One by one, they slowly perished from the mummy’s wrath until his defeat, as only three were left alive, and brought out Egypts finest treasures in the end, in one piece. In addition, they definitely have wrapped this up….

Do you agree with my picks? Which are your favourite treasure hunting movies?

Killer’s Kiss (1955)

Way, way before there was “Pulp Fiction” and “Taxi Driver” on prizefighters in crime/drama stories, there was this that started it all. Turner Classic Movies host Eddie Muller who does “Noir Alley” nights showed this in early March of 2021.

This one isn’t just any crime/drama noir movie. This is the 2nd film that 26 year old filmmaker Stanley Kubrick had ever did. He was starting his career as a filmmaker as he shot this in his hometown, Bronx, New York City. He made $75,000.00 at the box office on this 67 minute film.

In Manhattan of 1955, a prizefighter was in love with a dancer. The only trouble was her boss as a gangster and his two pals. By harassing on her, the prizefighter took a Luger P08 pistol and went after the three that took her. From the streets and rooftops of Manhattan to a mannequin factory, the suspense, the chase, cinematography and sound turns out to be magnificent.

So for a success, 7.7 out of 10 stars is what I give.

Tyger, Tyger (a William Blake poem)

Tyger, Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies,
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare sieze the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger, Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

I’ve heard about that poem since they mentioned it on that “Batman: The Animated Series” tv episode. Selina Kyle/Catwoman became a real cat girl before Cheetah came along in “Justice League”. It was a mad scientist named Dr. Dorian who did it as he was the tutor of Dr. Kirk Langstrom/Man-Bat. He preferred cats more often, as he experimented on humans to have their DNA. Make them into real cat people, unlike the were-cats you see in “Cat People”.

Since then, this poem hasn’t been shown very much in media. Just that “Mean Streets” movie from Martin Scorsese with Harvey Kietel & Robert De Niro, one more called “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys”, and that video game “Devil May Cry 5”.

William Blake may not be a popular poet like Wilfred Owen, or John McCrae, or Bonnie Parker with Clyde Barrow, or any famous poet we know, but this did made him critically acclaimed I believe.

Stay Tuned (1992)

Have you or someone else you know of, ever been television obsessed? I sure was when I watched every single anime tv show and cartoon on tv channels YTV and Teletoon back in the glory days. Only on the good ones. Not the ones that can give you nightmares, make you sick, and so on and so forth. When I got into too much tv, it spun my mind out of control as I would get in trouble sometimes at elementary school. But not too much. On sick days, or when I have a broken leg, or a PD Day, or early dismissal, I would watch tv nearly all day.

When I got older, as how my favourites got cancelled one by one, the rest that kept ongoing got dumb and dumber. Reruns and of course, new seasons. Since then, I had been aware of what can happen on tv. Which was why I gave up YTV & Teletoon, as I got into some comedy tv shows, some old fashioned movies, and etc as how I became a movie expert and film critic like Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.

When both the movie and the original TV show “Bewitched” was on Netflix, I was like Malcolm McDowell in “A Clockwork Orange” on the brainwashing torture scene, when I was forced to watch them with my mom, having my eyes open.

Later on, before and after COVID-19 struck the world, my dad became totally obsessed on television. My mom too when they bought Videotron and replaced Bell Canada. They became totally television obsessed. Not like how I was, but really, really obsessed. Like that Mike T.V kid who shrank in both movie adaptations of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. While tv obsessed, computer addicted, IPhone & IPad addicted, they can rot their minds out pretty bad like Tom Hardy in “Capone”. Even when they get a new tv screen, new sound stereos while his hearing gets a lot worse, as my dad can eat a whole bag of chips in a matter of seconds. Instead of running away from home because of those two, I have escaped from my cottage towards back home, to the city numerous times, but they get really on me as I do not, repeat NOT want to rot my mind like them, and make me be their Norman Bates from “Psycho”.

But when you’re watching television, what would happen if you got inside a TV show? Or cartoon?

I was 8 years old when I saw that Simpsons episode; for how Bart and Lisa in a “Treehouse of Horror” segment, faced an animated mouse and cat. ‘Terror of Tiny Toon’. In a tv remote with plutonium as a battery, they got inside the show as their favorite cartoon characters tried to kill them. Especially when they came to our world. However, Itchy became a pet mouse, and so did Scratchy the Cat who was in love with Snowball in the end. Unfortunately for him, he was forced to be neutered.

The same thing happened again, only in the three time, Oscar nominated movie, “Pleasantville”. Toby Maguire and Reese Witherspoon, after buying a universal remote from Don Knotts as a funny tv repair man, they got inside a black and white 1950’s tv show, as they made it become colonized.

In reverse, how can we forget Kenan Thompson as Fat Albert with the Cosby Kids in the 2004 comedy movie, “Fat Albert”? After a lonely girl shed a teardrop on her tv remote, it opened a portal. From their cartoon tv show on a tv screen to our world, and back again, they became real people. And how can we forget Bill Cosby’s reaction to Fat Albert in person when he nearly fainted?

Which was why before these came along, was this. And it really made me smile while my dad and mom are still addicted and obsessed on tv, IPads, IPhones, TV screens, and computers. Eugene Levy and Jeffery Jones are the only stars I know of in this. Thanks to Warner Bros and Morgan Creek Productions.

In fact, Jeffery Jones who is the bad guy in this, really reminds me of my tv obsessed dad who is really, really bad. And on me too.

A former fencing athlete, but now plumbing salesman and couch potato became really obsessed on television. When a mysterious salesman gives him a new tv screen, system and satellite dish, both he and his wife were zapped to be in the tv system, as they appeared on every single tv show. They only had 24 hours to go through every single tv show on each channel, and make it out alive. In addition, you should’ve seen them!! They even made parodies of the ones we’ve seen.

And these are for examples of what they did.

Duane’s Underworld on Saturday Nite Dead. As a parody of Wayne’s World from SNL, many undead people were in it as they love to mess a-holes around.

Driving Over Miss Daisy. As a parody of the Oscar winning movie we know, Jeffery Jones drove over old woman Miss Daisy as he loves it.

Death Trek: The Next Generation. It’s holy Shatner once you see Jeffery Jones (again) as some alien dudes trying to kill Trekkies.

AND….

Rooney Tunes. Animated thanks to Chuck Jones who did B.B, D.D, E.F, Y.S, Sylvester the Cat, and Wile E. Coyote, this parody shows that mice avoid a robotic cat that is programmed to kill them.

Other references included “Dr. Strangelove: OR How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb”, “The Exorcist”, “Silence of the Lambs”, and more. They no longer got into television again after that, as the father became a fencing teacher instead which is cool.

Which is why this is totally thumbs up. 9.1 out of 10 stars is what I give. Just like the two famous film critics and these reliable friends here. The next time that happens again, about someone getting zapped into a tv, it has to be Tom Holland or these guys…

J.M: This is Jesse McCarthy…
E.H: I’m Emile Hirsch…
T.F: I’m Tom Felton, and I’m in The Zone!
Carlos from The Zone on YTV: And don’t forget me!! Carlos!!
Davy Stone: BOO!!!
Nelson Muntz: YTV & Teletoon SUCKS!! Bring out “Digimon: Digital Monsters”!!
Carlos from The Zone on YTV: We can’t. We had it cancelled a long time ago.

In conclusion, we do not want to deal with too much tv cause that’s not good for you. Otherwise you’d wind up rotting your mind like how my tv addicted parents would be. They never stop complaining and beg on what they want to watch. And my dad would be super duper pissed if I overspent by accident, as well as being ripped off on something on Kijiji by some dickhead who refuses a money back guarantee. Not only he would angrily stare at me, cause for how stupid I am, but he would be okay to have everything he needs on television, computers, Apple technology and a entire fortune to himself, if I was never even born……..

Right now, this is my final message to them: “You can have your silly tv time, as well as being glued to your IPhones, IPads, more on Apple technology, and the internet too. Especially when you two are pyromaniacs and woodchuck chucky’s too much. I’m marching back home, to the city. On March 26th. Not taking any chances. PERIOD”.

Siegfried Fischbacher (1939-2021) & Roy Horn (1944-2020)

They appeared mostly in “Vegas Vacation”, as I’m not sure that they appeared more in movies and TV shows. But they were my icons as not just magicians, entertainers and performers before David Copperfield went into power, but also big cat whisperers for white lions and white tigers.

Both Siegfried and Roy in the beginning, were born and raised in Germany. Siegfried Fischbacher was born in Rosenheim on June 13th, 1939. Fischbacher purchased a magic book while he was a child, as he practised illusions. He moved to Italy in 1956 and worked in a hotel. He began to do more magic on a cruise ship. Roy Horn was born in Nordenham on October 3rd, 1944. He became very interested in animals at a young age, as his auntie who worked in a zoo, gave him access to exotic animals from the age of 10. He left school when he was 13 years old. While working as a waiter on that cruise ship, that was when Roy Horn met Siegfried Fischbacher while doing his magic.

Both were fired from that cruise ship, when they brought along a live cheetah on board to do magic. Some time later, they moved to the United States of America and became naturalized citizens. And from that moment on, they together became magician professionals. Especially while handling white lions and white tigers.

In Las Vegas, Nevada for many years. And not one single incident at all. Especially when they made their appearance as themselves in “Vegas Vacation” when they had American actor Chevy Chase.

Later on by late 2003, at the Mirage Resort & Casino, came that tiger attack. Roy Horn got injured, but was glad to be alive as he recovered. Siegfried thought so too. Since then, they never worked with white lions and white tigers again. For what they did in the past, before the accident, both were magnificent as they were Las Vegas celebrities.

April 23rd, 2010 was when they were both officially retired from show business as they gave out a last farewell to the audience. Since then, the world had always remembered those two. Until their fates came. 🥺🥺🥺🥺

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the entire world, after it broke out of China, Roy Horn tested positive as he lived until he was 75 years old on May 8th, 2020. He died of complications by COVID-19. Siegfried Fischbacher felt alone for a while until he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Months later, while avoiding the China virus, he lived until he was 81 years old on January 13th, 2021. He died in his sleep after entering stage 4. Both died in Las Vegas, Nevada in the chaotic year of 2020-2021 while everyone were impeaching fat pig Trump, blaming China a lot for starting the pandemic, as Joe Biden came into power after the USA election.

Since I’ve heard about them, I have been totally inspired by them and their work involving those white lions and white tigers. Not being cruel to animals before and since the pandemic struck, but I do admire a lot for what they did. As they gave me a ton of inspiration.

R.I.P Siegfried and Roy. Fans including myself will miss you both, very much. And this is my final message to them. “When you two are in heaven together, do me a favour will you? Say hi to Canadian actor Kirby Morrow for me, will ya? I sure will miss him as well as you two”.

Tales of the Tooth Fairies song lyrics

When you’re sleeping, they’ll come ringing, with a call and clamper on your bed. Find a tooth beneath your pillow, leave a present there instead.

Those are the song lyrics to “Tales of the Tooth Fairies” when I watched it on VHS several times as a youngster. The one about tooth mice that collect kids tooth’s, and leave gifts for them instead. Not tooth dwarves. And it’s the North American version. Not the UK version.

I don’t like for how a YouTuber a long time ago, did the episodes with his odd material on dark side shit, but this is Hallmark Entertainment property. Not the dark side property.

Luckily one more, does support the real deal for sure on YouTube. The actual version thanks to Hallmark Entertainment. In addition, like “Shining Time Station”, the 1991 adaption of “The Little Engine That Could” & “Journey Home: The Animals of Farthing Wood” with Ralph Macchio, this version definitely need be on DVD right away. PRONTO. And it’s other episodes too.

Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan (2021 TV series on Netflix)

With six episodes that are 40-45 minutes each on this Netflix tv show in one season, we look at Japan during the Feudal Era. No demons were actually seen in this, but they have named two samurai’s those names. Oda Nobunaga as they called him ‘the demon king’ cause he was ruthless in his absolute. And Date Masamune, the ‘One Eyed Dragon of Oshū’ cause when he had an eye infection as an adult, he had to rip it out with a knife and his bare hands before the infection can get worse and kill him. He had to wear an eyepatch for the rest of his life. In addition, it can hurt beyond hell for him like for how victims get their eyeballs plucked out by Uma Thurman as Beatrix Kiddo in both “Kill Bill” movies.

Throughout the series, historians from both Japan and America have talked about what happened, while the story of the samurais was seen in flashback. At that time from the mid 1500’s to the early 1600’s, the Portuguese came by as they gave him firearms. Mostly musket rifles and those Tanegashimas.

In warfare, while the foot soldiers were reloading those musket rifles and Tanegashimas, they would use archers to cover fire. Cause it takes a long time to reload. Innocent lives, rather than being shot and killed, have been decapitated, performed suppuku, both of those two at the same time like in “The Last Samurai”, as well as being hung by the neck until death, and stabbed to the throat.

While Japan was dealing with civil war in their country, ruthless warlords with their armies were on a campaign to conquer both Korea and China. They conquered most of Korea until both China and Korea drove them back twice, and never conquered those two countries in Asia ever again. So for a success, 9.7 out of 10 stars is what I give.

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Way, way before there was “One Piece”, and three years before “The Man in the Iron Mask”, Geena Davis, Matthew Modine and Chris Masterson before he was Francis in the tv show, “Malcolm in the Middle”. (Shown on TV channel YTV, that I saw with my own eyes). They made a great team in this adventure swashbuckler film. Filmed in Thailand, Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave this 3 out of 4 stars as he wrote….

This is, in short, a satisfactory movie – but it doesn’t transcend its genre, and it’s not surprising or astonishing. I saw it because that was my job and, having seen it, I grant its skill, and award it three stars on that basis. But unless you’re really into pirate movies, it’s not a necessary film”.

I do like this, as I give this a thumbs up. Matthew Modine is hilarious in this. U.S. Marine Private/Sergeant Joker himself from “Full Metal Jacket”. And Christopher Kennedy Masterson? He looked splendid at a young age, as how he loaded muskets with the help of Geena Davis’s pet monkey.

Jamaica in 1668. Two ships with rivalry pirates set sail for an island that no one has ever been. Northeast of Cuba, as a huge stash of gold is there. A lady pirate with her crew, and a con man/thief try to beat the other pirates to catch that treasure. The adventure, the sword fighting, and avoiding cannonballs and quicksand were splendid. My dad and I enjoyed this for how Matthew Modine was a master of disguise. Geena Davis’s pet monkey too. After that, and defeating the bad guys, their next destination? Madagascar. Oh, and they got the treasure out in one piece. So IYF Straw Hat Pirates from “One Piece”!! (Except for Nami).

Which is why I’m giving this 9.2 out of 10 stars.

I don’t like for what Trey Parker and Matt Stone did on a “South Park” tv episode on Somali pirates. Cause for what they did, was a complete train wreck. Even so, Somali pirates are still vicious as of today. But when it comes to this for what happened in the 17th century, this was worth it. Besides, like how Matthew Modine did in that movie, he would do great if he was in an animated movie like how he did in a supporting role in “A Cat in Paris”. Would you fans agree?