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Pirate's Code: The Adventures of Mickey Matson

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Action sequel has positive role models but lots of violence.

Movie NR 2014 94 minutes
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Unless you've seen the first in this adventure series, you might find it hard to connect with this tale, which is long on action, short on plot. THE PIRATE'S CODE: THE ADVENTURES OF MICKEY MATSON doesn't fully rely on plot points from the previous film, but it has very little character development, which makes it difficult to care about the film's heroes. And the mystery plot is very thin, focusing on nonstop fighting rather than solving a mystery, which gets tiresome fairly quickly. The story of how Admiral Ironsides turned to a life of piracy is also quite sad and a little disturbing, and it feels too dark and dreary for an otherwise fairly light kids' movie.

Parents may appreciate the positive messages (teamwork is strongly emphasized) and the portrayal of girls, who don't take a backseat to the boy characters. But kids will likely be left cold by the cheesy dialogue and stilted acting.

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