Pirates Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson DVD review

 About the movie:
Releases 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.  

My Review:

While the movie seems like a great idea and cool storyline, the actual movie was not all that engaging.  We started watching it as a family-- I have five "children" ages 19, 17, 15, 13 and 8 and the only one that stuck by and watched it to the end was the 8 year old. Because of their movement and the the fact that the acting was poor, I lost interest and HAD to watch it a second time alone just to get the drift of the movie.  We usually throughly enjoy family movies and especially action movies, but this one was not an enjoyable movie.  Maybe it's because we haven't seen the first movie? I don't know.  My children all work VBS (except the youngest, who still attends VBS) and the oldest two compared this movie to the "mission movies" that LifeWay uses in their VBS during worship rally.  

On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give this movie about a 3.  Pros are that it's CLEAN (no bad language, sex, bloody violence, etc). There is some violence-- and threats of violence, but nothing like you would see in Hollywood movies.  If you have a group of 7-9 yr olds, this might be a good movie for them.  

Twitter:  @MickeyMatson

Official Website:  http://mickeymatson.com

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