Friday, June 19, 2015


Looking for a fun summer-weekend-movie-for-the-family?  We thoroughly enjoyed reviewing PIRATES CODE: THE ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MATSON!  My kids, ages 9-16, boys and girls, were all excited about reviewing this movie.  I mean, you've got modern-day pirates, a kid in a top-secret spy agency, and lots of cool gadgets like jet-propelled sneakers.  How could it not be awesome?

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.  Their 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.  
 I will admit that when we started the movie, we felt a little lost and wished we'd seen the first Mickey Matson movie.  In fact, we decided to go get that one, too, and I can highly recommend them both.  So I would recommend that if you are interested in these movies, watch the first one, Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure, and then watch Pirates Code:  The Adventures of Mickey Matson.  That, however, is just a recommendation.  It is not necessary to see the first one to understand the second one.

We enjoyed the goofy, inept villains; the interactions between Mickey, his best friend Sully, and their co-spies; and the ever-intense inventor grandfather played by Christopher Lloyd of Back to the Future fame.  There are even a few references only those of us who grew up in the 80s would fully appreciate (Great Scott!!)  Overall, the movie is similar to the Disney pre-teen/young teen movies in its humor and its plot-line.  If your kids like Agent Cody Banks and Spy Kids, they will love this movie.  I always wonder where the parents are in these movies and why they are allowing their children to be in such dangerous circumstances, but you take Cody Banks and throw him on a pirate ship, and my kids have the ideal movie!!  I like the clean humor, the family values, and the fact that the movie appealed to both boys and girls of various ages.  I also like the dynamic of the kid hero and his grandfather working together.  There is a cameraderie and respect fostered there that I think is beneficial to kids today.

After the last several movies we've reviewed, my kids are actually starting to look for movies from PureFlix entertainment because they've enjoyed them so much.  These are good, family-values movies that are not full of hokey humor and sub-standard acting.  Well, no more than any other movie geared toward preteens and teens!


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1 comment:

  1. Miss you lots! Can't wait to hear all about the new place, once you've got a moment to yourself! :D