The review is written by a Korean blogger.
“The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” is considered the sequel to the 2014 movie “The Pirates.” Unfortunately, Son Ye-jin and Kim Nam-gil of the previous movie dropped out and “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” has all the cast members changed to create a new story.
Overall, the flow, process, and editing of the story are not smooth, which seems to have occurred because it was originally planned as a sequel movie of “The Pirates,” but changed to a completely new story direction. The description of the characters’ past or relationship is somewhat insufficient.
If the main characters of the previous film had appeared in this movie, there would not have been such a problem. There are also quite a few characters, which are somewhat distracting. Unlike the previous film, which properly distributed the screen time by utilizing each character’s individuality, the gap between the characters of “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” is wide, and the distinction between the main character and the supporting role is somewhat ambiguous.
After all, the movie’s main attractions are the cast’s acting skills. Fortunately, all the cast members were talented in acting, so ““The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” could be a movie worth watching to some extent. Han Hyo-joo succeeded in transforming her image into a charismatic action actress, and Kang Ha-neul and Lee Kwang-soo‘s humorous acting also drew laughter throughout the movie. Kwon Sang-woo‘s villain acting was not intense, but acceptable.
It is regrettable that the movie’s somewhat exaggerated setting and the testimony of props such as weapons, costumes, and ships are messed up, but “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” can be a movie where you can laugh and enjoy with some popcorn to some extent. Rather than the storyline, the cast’s gag and acting skills are very enjoyable.