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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

G Released Jan 11, 2008 1h 31m Kids & Family Adventure Animation List
43% Tomatometer 35 Reviews 61% Audience Score 50,000+ Ratings Vegetable friends Elliot, Sedgewick and George are busboys at Pirate Times Dinner Theater. They would like to be stars of the show, but their character flaws keep them from being in the limelight. The pals get a chance at heroism when they are tossed back to the 17th century to aid in the fight against a tyrant. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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This Veggietale should please the youngest crowds, but the silly script will tire the more discerning viewer.

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Drew Toal Time Out Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2011 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle As I wasn't expecting much, I must say that Pirates doesn't disappoint. Rated: 2/4 Feb 1, 2008 Full Review Nell Minow Beliefnet The colorful but limited animation can seem static on the big screen, but the gentle humor and equally gentle lessons will appeal to younger children and long-time fans. Rated: B- Jan 12, 2008 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com A wonderfully entertaining and heartfelt film with positive life lessons and valuable insights for adults and children of all ages. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 20, 2020 Full Review Rachel Wagner rachelsreviews.net The music is always fun, voicework good and the colors bright and colorful. Rated: C+ May 4, 2019 Full Review Dave White Movies.com Rated: 2.5/5 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Alex, G A great anime based of the manga called The Bible, a true classic and worth purchasing for whatever cost. 11/10 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/27/23 Full Review Melany L Not Veggie Tales's best movie, but "just ok" Veggie Tales is like "just ok" pizza—it's still pizza. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/17/23 Full Review jacob b While waiting for The Super Mario Bros. Movie to come out, which I'm cautiously optimistic for, I decided to watch and review Universal's ACTUAL first fully computer-animated film predating Despicable Me by 2.5 years, albeit a distribution-only film rather than in-house like Illumination's magnum opus. Here's the review: Departing from the Christian morals that make VeggieTales what it is, it was perhaps to be expected that The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything wouldn't be as good as Jonah but I didn't think this would be that underwhelming. Sure, the animation's nice despite the very small budget of $15 million*, the songs are enjoyable, I thought the villain's design looked cool and little kids will likely be distracted by the silly antics but this movie starring the fan-favourite trio was not good. The script is cheesy and lacking in wit, the story's a generic "chosen one" narrative that plays its clichés straight such as the "unsure of themselves" protagonists, a treacherous uncle and the father wanting to be a role model for their children to look up to and it's hard to root for our would-be heroes when only one of them actually has some semblance of a proper character arc. Their character development feels unearned when only one of them is actually motivated to be a hero. I don't think this film is obnoxiously bad or anything but, when compared to Jonah, this certainly felt like it went from VeggieTale to VeggieFail. *It is fairly obvious the animation studio didn't have much of a budget to work with since it largely takes place at sea and on scarcely populated islands which makes the world feel depressingly empty, outside of the present-day sequences. Jonah came out 6 years earlier with nearly the same budget but still managed to make two cities populated and full of life, although maybe I should give them some leeway since the animation was produced by a different company rather than in-house at Big Idea Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Luiz Henrique S I Love the Veggietales, the movie is so cool and funny, i Love so much, i Loved Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Nicolas R It's Was Okay. Unlike The Other VeggieTales Installments, This Has Nothing To Do With Bible. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/04/22 Full Review Audience Member um. idk why this thing exists. it's funny. has some good themes ig. it's a VeggieTales movie tho. hmmmmm 52/100 #44 Reviewer name and watch date: Andrew Thorpe, 6/22/2022, Wed. Movie title and release year: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything,, (2008) 52/100, E- 1a - Attraction value - upon first contact, is the idea appealing?: 4/10 1b - Attraction value - cast, plot, series, other medium influence?: 6/10 2a - Acting - casting - lead, supporting, villain, etc: 5/15 2b - Acting - character interaction, emotional connection: 9/15 3a - Dialogue - use for moving plot forward, nuance: 7/10 3b - Dialogue - writing quality, profanity, comedy: 12/15 4a - Plot - logical within universe, easy to follow, makes sense: 10/15 4b - Plot - quality, is it a good plot? too long, unique?: 10/15 5a - Themes & motifs - symbolism, strong impressions: 12/15 5b - Themes & motifs - applicable ideas/thoughts, call to action: 5/5 6a - Cinematography - pace of editing, cuts, scene length, etc: 5/15 6b - Cinematography - angle, tone mood of shots: 5/15 7a - Effects - practical - explosions, large animals & vehicles: 4/5 7b - Effects - practical - costumes, weapons, props: 2/5 7c - Effects - practical - settings, scenery: 2/5 7d - Effects - special - CGI, green screen: 1/5 8a - Sound - score - conveying mood, determining attitude, etc: 10/20 8b - Sound - sound fx - foley, gunshots, explosions, dialogue, sound quality: 5/10 9a - Direction - quality - vision, concept, should this movie exist?: 5/10 9b - Direction - choices - execution of vision, cohesiveness: 5/15 10 - Bonus - up to 30 bonus points: 5/30 Total out of 250: 129/250 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Vegetable friends Elliot, Sedgewick and George are busboys at Pirate Times Dinner Theater. They would like to be stars of the show, but their character flaws keep them from being in the limelight. The pals get a chance at heroism when they are tossed back to the 17th century to aid in the fight against a tyrant.
Director
Mike Nawrocki
Producer
Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer, Paula Marcus
Screenwriter
Phil Vischer
Distributor
Universal Pictures
Production Co
Big Idea Productions Inc.
Rating
G
Genre
Kids & Family, Adventure, Animation
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 11, 2008, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 3, 2013
Box Office (Gross USA)
$12.7M
Runtime
1h 31m
Sound Mix
Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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