\"O Theos Agapaei To Haviar\" or in the previous English title \"God Loves Caviar\" is Greek history movie about the Greek pirate legend Varvakis. The movie was one of the official selections that debuted in \"2012 Toronto Film Festival\" In 2013 The Pirate was the highest grossing film in Greece. In Russia the movie was released as \"Pirates of the Aegean Sea\". In England the movie got re-released in 2015 as \"The Pirate\" but don't let the pirate title fool you, the movie is more about Varvakis life when he discovered caviar then his pirate life.
Ioannis Varvakis (Sebastian Koch) is an adventurous pirate, famous and loved by the Greeks, fared and hated by the Turks, one day he get assigned by Count Lefentarios (Juan Diego Botto) to fight on his side with the Russians against the Turks. For the sake of his people Varvakis agrees and sacrifice his own ship to accomplish his mission. Unfortunately he get caught by the Turks, sent to prison while Greece occupies by Turkey. Varvakis manage to escape and fled to Russia, there he gets pardoned by the Russian empress Catherine II (Catherine Deneuve). However there is a catch, since he used to be a captain on a ship, the empress assigned Varvakis to the Caspian Sea for the fishing market against the Persians. But by a vision from god, Varvakis discover eatable fish eggs or Caviar from a special fish, and he also discover how to keep it fresh for months inside barrels. Varvakis becomes successful and wealthy. But when he hears that his former friend Lefentarios has betrayed Greece and work for the British, a revolution has begun, then Varvakis world turns upside down.
A very interesting movie about Varvakis life, it portrays well of his pirate life to his glory days in Russia to his down fall in Greece during the British empire. Despite Sebastian Koch is a German actor, he perform well as the Greek pirate and hero. John Cleese is a great comic relief as the British judge. If one is a person who expecting a typical pirate movie as \"Cutthroat Island\" or \"Pirates of the Caribbean\" than get ready for disappointment, it has nothing to do with piracy or sea buccaneers, but if one is interested in fantasy and touchy story and want to know more of European history then The Pirate is for you. I reward The Pirate 8/10.
The nerdy and shy Mabel is always being picked on by the other girls. After getting caught in a storm after being left behind by people she thought were her friends, she is thrown overboard and washes up on the shore. While unconscious, she begins dreaming she is the daughter of a Major General and in love with a former pirate.
It is framed as a movie-length dream sequence by Mabel (McNichol), a modern teenager who inserts herself into the story as the hero's love interest, allowing the inclusion of pop music and a lot of 20th-century pop culture references alongside actual songs from the original operetta, as well as several moments of self-awareness by the characters.
The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having to save his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates.
Pirates of the Caribbean is many things, all of them wonderful, but the one thing it is not... is an 80s rock musical based on Pirates of Penzance with pop culture references... so at least this movie has that going for it...
I would say that The Pirate Movie is a guilty pleasure.....but I feel no guilt or shame whatever, that this movie with more cheese than a Kraft factory is one of my favorite movies.Kristy McNichol is uber hot in this and was my dream girl when I was a teen.
Set in the Caribbean sometime in the 19th Century, the silly plot involves the over-used device of mistaken identity. In a nutshell Kelly (a traveling actor) poses as the infamous pirate Macoco to woo Garland who is, unbeknownst to her of course, engaged to the real pirate (the underrated Walter Slezak) who has been posing as the mayor of her small village.
Although Garland is top billed, Kelly steals the movie. We first meet him arriving in town flirting with every young woman he meets, singing \"Nina\" as he dances about town. He meets Garland and he immediately starts bugging her, to the point where she keeps telling him to, \"Go away!\"
It's not hard to see that this movie was based on a play. As Patrick wrote, there's a claustrophobic feel to the sets. This doesn't kill the movie on its own, but it doesn't do it any favors either. If the material was strong enough though, then it wouldn't really matter whether sets or location shots were used.
Because the plot never quite gels, the best the movie amounts to is some nice set pieces. My brothers mentioned some of the best ones. Kelly's arrival in town and his serenade to the many beautiful women who live there, the fight between Garland and Kelly, and the dance number with Kelly and the Nicholas brothers were my favorites. Kelly's fantasy number in black is visually impressive, but also quite campy, particularly Kelly's black short-shorts. \"Be a Clown\" may be the most famous song, but like so much else in the movie, it doesn't really fit with the time period.
Garland and Kelly have a good comic chemistry together, but there's never any real heat between them. Of course the entire movie is played very innocently, but the passion is lacking. They perform well enough together, but always seem more like friends than red hot lovers.
A pirate movie, with much swashbuckling, turns out to be running on a television set being operated by a man who looks suspiciously like the Pirate King (Ted Hamilton) seen later in the story (others glimpsed early include Bill Kerr and Garry McDonald). The smooth operator offers the throng assembled to celebrate Pirate Week a chance to see how the pirates wielded their swords in the old days ...
In this pirate world, young Frederic is now an apprentice to the pirates of Penzance, and celebrating his twenty first birthday. But he turns down an invitation from the Pirate King (the recurring Ted Hamilton) to become a full pirate because he hungers for the revenge of his dead parents.
But the pirates haven't gone far, they've heaved to outside the harbour, which is handy for Mabel, who wants to recover the family treasure stolen years before by the pirates, so she can get married to Fred. The treasure was lost at sea but the Pirate King has a tattoo on his back which is a map showing the location of the treasure. A provocative Mabel tricks the pirate king into revealing his tattoo and a lurking Fred quickly makes a copy of the map.
Thanks to Fred cavorting beneath the waves with animated creatures, and Mabel personning the pumps, the pair get the treasure, but Mabel's dad thinks it's not much use - it will be stolen by the pirates again as soon as they discover what's happened.
Fred is ready to stand up to the pirates, but the Pirate King isn't having any of that, and raises a tricky legal matter - because Fred was born on a day that only comes around in a leap year, Fred has thus far only celebrated five birthdays, and his apprenticeship contract with the pirates thus remains binding until his twenty-first birthday.
Then a force of dancing and singing cops - herded along by Mabel on a white steed - turn up to do battle with the pirates, led by a Sergeant (Garry McDonald). The cops prove singularly useless, with the Sergeant magically transforming into an Inspector who has all the slapstick skills of Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau.
After much fighting between blustering pirates and nervous cops and Mabel, a light sabre joke, a rip off of a Raiders of the Lost Ark joke, and a pizza fight, Mabel demands a happy ending, it being her dream, and to the Pirate King's chagrin, his brigands support the notion.
Considering these difficulties and the mixed local reviews, the domestic figure is okay, at least compared to other Australian movies released in a year saturated with bad product, but it didn't match hype, expectations or size of budget. It was generally judged a commercial and box office flop.
This Australian production is based on the Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera \\'The Pirates of Penzance\\'. In this instance, \"based\" means that the outlines of Gilbert\\'s plot (a romantic romp about pirates, schoolgirls, policemen and a dotty major-general) have just survived and his lyrics have been re-written or discarded; while some remnants of Sullivan\\'s music have been linked to soft rock/disco ballads.
The scope for satire has been ignored in favor of a series of sight gags about other films, from \\'Picnic at Hanging Rock\\' to \\'Raiders of the Lost Ark\\'. Verbal jokes are so laboriously set up that they usually die before they are uttered. Sample: The pirates, using a battering ram on a door, set off a ding-dong chime. Long pause. Then a pirate assumes a campy pose. Then the pirate says: \"Avon calling.\"
It forms a sort of a basis for \\'The Pirate Movie\\', using the mobility of film to liberate it from the physical confines of the live theatre, to give it a real ship, a real pirates\\' cove, a real mansion wherein dwell Major-General Stanley and his hordes of daughters.
There is negative influence in other script embellishments, such as cause Mr Farrant to charge the producers with trying too hard for the American PG (Parental Guidance) rating (there will be two Pirate movies claiming audiences this year, the other with Linda Ronstadt as Mabel). There is bawdy of a not over-subtle kind, perhaps making the film less than suitable for the single-digit age group although much of it is unlikely to register even on oldies. There is a nice incongruity in the vision of the Australian landscape and coastscape trying to conjure up Cornwall.
The film opens with a sequence from an old Fox pirate picture, which is, needless to say, better than anything Annakin or Hamilton concocted. \\'Lor\\', New York reviewer for Variety, called the film: \\'A fiasco, an embarrassment to the Australian film industry and to distributor 20th Century-Fox.\\' There seems to be no reason to disagree with him. It was six years before Annakin made another film. 59ce067264