Comments on: At The Movies: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! /2012/04/16/at-the-movies-the-pirates-in-an-adventure-with-scientists/ A feminist pop culture adventure Fri, 31 May 2013 15:21:24 +0000 hourly 1 By: Eleanor Snare /2012/04/16/at-the-movies-the-pirates-in-an-adventure-with-scientists/#comment-2264 Sat, 05 May 2012 19:18:09 +0000 I absolutely loved this film (for the reasons you have mentioned – pirates! science! claymation!) and I didn’t even think about the particular feminist interpretation you’ve had of it. I did think Cutlass Liz was a bit too sexy for a lady pirate, but also that Queen Victoria was incredible, both for your points and also because how often do you see a film portraying Queen Victoria as anything but repressed and aloof?

What I did like was how Cutlass Liz and the pirate voiced by Lenny Henry (can’t remember his name) had a laugh together and high-fived; it felt as if they were on an equal footing, and again with the Fancy Mustache Pirate (who arrived in the whale) they were joking and laughing. I liked that she was placed as an equal among them, despite the wiggling and the lack of screen time.

I would’ve also liked to see Suspiciously Curvaceous Pirate do a little more (like kick some ass) but I’m unbelievably glad they didn’t get Pirate Captain and SCPirate together at the end, despite the fact she clearly fancied him. That would’ve been annoying.