So last light I jumped on Netflix to find something to watch. For weeks (maybe months) now this Korean pirate movie called, um, "The Pirates" (duh) has been lurking in my suggestions and daring me to do something about it. So I figured okay, let's just get this over with. What's the worst that could happen? Well, THIS is what happened: [Warning: contains cool images from random internet sites!]
And it was really good! Take three parts classic Korean historical/war/court drama/martial arts stuff, carefully blend in one part western pirate tropes, and serve immediately. Lots of sailing around, cannons, duels, guy with eye patch, wacky sidekicks, dude with mohawk and scar, gunpowder blowing up, romance, awesome pirate warrior princess, a missing imperial seal from Ming-dynasty China, and even a baby whale are in there.
Okay, we got our characters all rolled up!