No, it’s not yet another “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie. Instead, set sail for my review of “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie.”
The film comes from the people behind the Veggie Tales videos and 2001’s “Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie.” But this story does not come from the Bible. The plot involves three friends who work as busboys at a pirates theater show who must go on a quest to save a prince and princess who are captured by real pirates. The trio are played by Veggie Tales regulars, including Larry the Cucumber and Pa Grape.
The unlikely heroes must overcome their fears and lack of confidence and pull-off the daring rescue. Along the way they meet some interesting characters and learn some valuable lessons.
I’ve never seen any of the Veggie Tales videos or “Jonah” so I didn’t know what to expect from “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything.” Veggie Tales fans should really like this edition, though the usual religious themes have been left out. The movie is funny, but not laugh out loud funny. There are a few likeable songs and the animation is basic but it works.
As you would expect the movie is rated G. There’s nothing in it that would be bad for anyone. It’s geared for the 4-8 year old age group, but older kids, and even adults, will find it enjoyable.
On The Official Kid Critic Report Card, “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie” gets a C+.
And be sure to chekc-out the very funny music video, “Rock Monster”, which includes all the Veggie Tales characters including Bob the Tomato, who got squeezed out of the movie.