Watch: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – Three lazy misfits – very timid Elliot (Larry the Cucumber), lazy Sedgewick (Mr. Lunt) and no self-confident George (Pa Grape) – dream of the day of putting on a show about pirates. With their own problems of might not having this dream come true, they soon find themselves traveling back in time into the 17th century and begin a quest to rescue a royal family from an evil tyrant, and learn about being pirates..
Plot: A boatload of beloved VeggieTales pals embark on a fun and fresh pirate adventure with their trademark humor and silly songs in The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything – A VeggieTales Movie! Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa Grape find themselves on the ride of their lives when they are mysteriously whisked back to the time when pirates ruled the high seas.
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A Fair Effort But I’m Left Wondering If Veggie Tales Is Really Big Screen Material
I took my three year old daughter to the theatre to see this movie this afternoon. I’ve heard criticism of it for not having an explicit enough Christian theme – the Veggie Tales are, after all, a Christian outreach ministry to children. Some seem to think they’ve “crossed over.” For those not familiar with that term, from a Christian point of view, a “cross over” is a Christian entertainer – usually a singer – who moves to the secular side of the entertainment world. Elvis Presley (from gospel singer to king of rock and roll) is probably the best known cross-over. The Veggie Tales crew probably left themselves open to that charge by doing an essentially secular Saturday cartoon for NBC. Having watched this movie, though, I think that particular criticism is unfair. It’s true that Christian content isn’t explicit in this movie, but it’s certainly there. There are constant references to help from above; there’s the king who tells the “heroes” that he’ll always be with them; the same king looks out for widows and orphans; and there’s the over-arching theme of the movie, which is that even little guys like Larry the Cucumber and Pa Grape can become big heroes, a la David and Goliath. So, if you get the analogies, you get the Christian content, much like C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia.
It wasn’t the content that was the problem here. The story is about 3 unlikely heroes somehow going back in time to help rescue a kidnapped princess. The title comes from a “Silly Song by Larry” in one of the VT videos. It’s cute, a bit scary at times for wee ones and promotes good values. But the problem as I see it is that Veggie Tales was never intended for the big screen. The videos are fairly short and usually include 3 or 4 different items – stories, songs, etc. The movie essentially takes one theme and goes with it for about an hour and twenty minutes, which is probably too much for the audience of little kids that were present while I was there. I think this was a decent effort to bring the Veggie Tales sense of values to the movies, but I don’t think I’d want them to do it again. 6/10
Good movie, better than Jonah
This is a fun movie. Big Idea Productions improved their movie making skills from their last feature “Jonah”. The movie is longer and yet feels shorter and more free flowing than Jonah. Yes, the Biblical message is quite buried, but definitely there. The animation has majorly improved (again, still not up to Pixar levels), the songs are still good (with the exception of “Yo Ho Heroes”), and the pacing of the movie is very good. The side jokes are very funny and are thrown in all over the place without interrupting the story flow. This makes for a very streamlined production that keeps its focus and yet feels free flowing and not forced at all. And the scriptwriting for the the 3 main characters makes them feel like real pals who know each other well. This movie nowhere achieves the greatness of Pixar films, but taken on its own terms, it is very solid.
And the best thing about the movie is that since it markets itself to kids, it is at its heart a children’s movie. It keeps a sense of wonder and innocence about itself and doesn’t try to win an adult audience deliberately. Recent animated features frequently market themselves to children, but then have such adult humor or violence in them that it makes the whole movie inappropriate for kids. “Pirates” is a bona-fide kids film that is fun, action packed, and entertaining. And it is refreshing in its kid-like nature that it will be a delight to parents to.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min) (USA)
Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Director Ernie Lively, Mike Nawrocki
Writer Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki
Actors Tim Hodge, Mike Nawrocki, Phil Vischer
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1 (pan-and-scan), 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process Digital
Printed Film Format 35 mm