(out of 5)
Ignore all the critics who tore this adventure yarn to shreds; even though as a tribute to the good old days of Errol Flynn swashbucklers it doesn’t quite make the mark (it’s not slick or smart enough), it’s solid entertainment. Geena Davis is a thrill as Morgan Adams, the captain of a pirate ship looking for the lost treasure printed on a map made from her uncle’s scalp (!). The thorn in her side is that she and her goofy companion (an ineffective Matthew Modine) have to find it before another evil uncle (Frank Langella) does. Lots of action and gorgeous locales make this good (though not exceptional) movie watching.
Directed by Renny Harlin
Cinematography by Peter Levy
Music by John Debney
Production Design by Norman Garwood
Costume Design by Enrico Sabbatini