Sunday, June 7, 2015

PIRATE'S CODE The Adventures of Mickey Matson Review / Giveaway US/CAN 6/13

Thank you FlyBy for this review copy.
A couple of years ago, we enjoyed the first Mickey Matson movie, The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure.  I received a review copy of Pirate's Code early this week, but I made the kids wait until Saturday night for a family movie night.  It's fun to have something to look forward to isn't it? For a change of pace, I'm going to share my children's thoughts about the movie along with their ages. Perhaps it will help you gauge whether it might be right for your family.

Amy, 13
"I thought it was a great movie. I recommend it. It was a lot better than the first, and I like the first one, too.  They had a few scenes that reminded me of a few a few movies I have watched like Percy Jackson. I recommend it and rate it 4 1/2 stars."

Michael, 15
"Good for what it is. The acting and quality of the film was much better than the first one, but really it made no sense. All that should have happened is that they call the Navy SEALS and maybe National Guard. It also had about 1,000 cliches and did not seem to have any original content; but, still it was pretty good. I'd say three stars.
P.S. Green lasers are super corny!"

Emily, 17
-Easy for kids to watch
-Good cinematography and acting
-Good music
-A clean comedy
-Stole most of concepts from other movies
-Music in one or two scenes was almost identical to scores in Pirates of the Caribbean
-It was like a modern day Pirates of the Caribbean rated G." Dad

"It was a cute movie suitable for the whole family."

It is good for the whole family. I think the target age is probably 8-14, but it would be good for any age. I listed the kids from youngest to oldest to show their different perspectives. Amy really liked it and got upset when she heard the older kids talking about it. It was a bit predictable. It did remind me of a situation in a Percy Jackson movie, but hey there's a certain formula that works.

It's a kid's action movie. A bad guy wants to take over the world. The adults can't handle the situation themselves. They call in the kids or, in some cases, the kids just get involved themselves. Either way, the kids save the day. That makes it predictable to older teens and parents, but the kids like it. So let's enjoy it! It's good clean fun. I'm all for that. There were a couple of times that I actually laughed loudly! By the way, I thought it had some great music.

I'll give it four and a half stars, too. It looses just a bit for lack of originality. It made a good movie night for us.

About Pirates's Code The Adventures of Mickey Matson:
Released on DVD June 2, 2015
91 Minutes // Genre: Adventure // Rating:  NR
"In this follow up to Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, Mickey Matson is at it again; this time pitted against the evil Admiral Ironsides and his gang of pirates who are intent on destroying civilization. They're new invention, the Tesla Coil, is a weapon of mass destruction that will send an electromagnetic pulse throughout the world, destroying every electronic device in existence. With the help of a secret organization, Mickey and his best friend Sully embark on a mission to stop the pirates from taking over a submarine and stealing the last part needed to complete their devastating weapon. If Admiral Ironsides succeeds in his plan, civilization will be sent back to the Stone Age. It's a race against time, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance."  


Twitter:  @MickeyMatson

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  1. Have you ever watched Studio C? It is on BYUTV and they have a YouTube channel. They do clean comedy skits. My kids love it, as do we!

    1. My kids have discovered Studio C. They love it.

  2. Favorite family movie?? Either The Redemption of Henry Myers, Mom's Night Out, or Amazing Love!!!!!!!!!

  3. I've not seen Studio C, Tara. We don't have television reception at our house. YouTube has some great things.

  4. Gtrea reviews from your kiddos, my dear :) I appreciate their honest thoughts. I hope you're enjoying your week. Hugs!


    Have a lovely summer!

  6. We don't have a favorite movie, because we don't get many recommendations from trusted Christians, but we do like the old TV series 'The Rifleman' with Chuck Connors. The good always prevails, the truth always comes out, the father is constantly teaching his son, guiding his son, aware of what his son is doing, etc. The good decisions are rewarded, the bad have natural consequences,imposed by the father consequences, future, long lasting results, and every main character owns up to their mistakes / misjudgements. 'Old timey values', the satisfaction of a job well done, honesty, respect, and family life are praised. The idea of trying to gain wealth by gambling,trickery, or fate are not exalted, nor is drinking alcohol, etc. Neither is the idea of situational ethics or outcome based analysis - it is truly never right to do wrong, in order to get a chance to do right, and two wrongs don't make a right.

    Unfortunately, a Christian teenager we know caught a few minutes of one episode and branded it 'corny.' He said the acting was 'so bad,' the whole plot moved at 'an annoyingly slow pace,' the amount of action 'was totally not up to speed,'and 'none of this even remotely reflects on the real world.' He concluded he 'would rather endure a Little House on the Prairie or Barney marathon than watch this outdated, black and white, mind numbingly boring junk." So, take it for what it is worth. If your kids are used to a 'diet' of more modern, fast paced, filled with special effects & sensational music, etc. they may not like it. We like Little House on the Prairie too, so, whatever.


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