Nate and Hayes Reviews
Pull it together Tommy. Can't stand to watch you sobbing all the time.
So I got it immediately and watched it. Twice. Of course most of the reason why I watched it a second time was because the first time I watched it I got interrupted and had to finish it the next day. So I wanted to watch it uninterrupted. But I have to say that I pretty thoroughly enjoyed this movie! And there are many parts in this that seem to have had some influence on "Pirates of the Caribbean" (which is funny, because my friend Josh Radke just said the same thing in his review of "Captain Blood" just now). It's a really fun movie. Admittedly, it's also a little strange at times.... Sometimes you almost feel like you're having a dream, and this movie is your dream. Because sometimes the humor seems a little weird, and the atmosphere of the movie at times can feel a little weird. But who says that's a bad thing :-D Really, it's not the strongest story ever told, but the movie really is just plain and simple: fuN. With a capital "N". Just because.
It also had a fun score by Trevor Jones, who, at this point, was still in his GOOD film score period. He would be until "Last of the Mohicans", and then all throughout the 90's he sucked pretty bad, and then he found his good music abilities again from the 2000's onward("Merlin", "Dinotopia", "Gulliver's Travels", etc. Amazing scores!)
So, overall, if you like Tommy Lee Jones, and you like Swashbucklers, and just want to have some fun: watch this movie!
anyway, it's a fun, swashbuckling film. tommy lee jones is good and the rest of the cast does well too.