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Monday, March 20, 2017

"BLACKBEARD'S GHOST" IS HERE, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! - 1968 DISNEY PIRATE FANTASY IS REALLY THE HORROR

If this ole Disney flick was half as fun as the poster suggests, then we might have had a classic but instead we have a slopped together mish-mosh. Not even Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette & Peter Ustinov collectively can save this one. A few good moments here and there but otherwise pass, Pinewoods Rating System, giving this one a disappointing One & 1/2 Pinewood.....The Horror!!

Blackbeard's Ghost Movie Review (1968) | Roger Ebert

Most parents approach children's movies the way they approach castor oil: They take a big swallow and smile broadly, to set an example for the kids. But the kids are nobody's fools, and they know castor oil is nothing to smile about. You don't take because it tastes good, but because it's good for you.

Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) - Review

When one thinks of pirates today the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean movies readily leap to mind, and that swashbuckling viewpoint on piracy is certainly nothing new; from Errol Flynn's Captain Blood to Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow Hollywood has glamorized the pirate life, and today we will look back at a film that took light-hearted pirate antics to a whole new level with Disney's Blackbeard's Ghost.

Billy Bob as Jacob in A Simple Plan....THE HORROR!!

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