Main Plot Points:
- On the eve of the founding of the Joseon Dynasty, an unprecedented robbery shocks the nation-in-waiting: a whale has swallowed the Emperor’s Royal Seal, and a bounty placed on its retrieval.
- Now, every infamous gang of thieves, thugs, pirates, and government agents take to the seas, battling the elements, creatures of the deep, and each other to possess the mother of all rewards.
What We Thought:
- The Pirates was pretty fun. Don’t ask me what was going, but I had fun with it.
- There’s a ton of characters trying to find a whale that swallowed a royal seal. Lots of craziness happens of course and that’s the fun part.
- There’s all kinds of stunts and action sequences. There’s lots of pirate-y stuff like swinging on ropes and sword play. Lots of water tricks and boats.
- I can’t tell you who was who and who exactly were the bad guys or good guys, but again, it’s fun.
- If you like Stephen Chow films, you should probably like this. It reminded me a lot of his latest film Journey to the West.
- If you like Asian Action Comedies, you should like The Pirates. It’s fun and overall entertaining. Don’t try to figure out what’s going on, just enjoy it.
Notable Cast & Crew:
- Kyeong-yeong Lee
- Ki Tae-Woo
- Son Ye-Jin
- Nam-Gil Kang
Recommended if You Like:
- Journey to the West
- Kung Fu Hustle
- Asian Action Comedies