YYYYYAAAAAAAAYYYYYY IT'S OUT!!!
This is probably going to turn into a very long comment.
First off, I love so much the fact that this is long (but still sufficiently captivating as to not inspire boredom), the world of brickfilming needs to have more long "Epic" type story lines with adventure. This did a very good job of that. And what could be a better theme for this? After all, pirates rule!
I enjoyed the fact that it didn't have dialogue, (unless you count that one little note in a bottle), sometimes, this is not pulled off very nicely, but you did an excellent job of it. The story was rather simple, but quite good and fitting for a pirate movie, and I think it was very well expressed with no talking. I rather enjoyed working out what was happening by what the characters did. The characters themselves were quite enjoyable and rather well-done. The camera angles were quite excellent.
Sets and Bricks
You did a really wonderful job making the sets. Very detailed. I especially enjoyed the Captain's quarters, and the island; particularly the rocks. However, some things were a bit lacking such as the sides of the ship being completely devoid of detail, and the miniatures were kind of weird, and rather messed up the consistency. The minifigures were good and well-made, I especially liked the main character and his blue torso, it's rather rare, so nice to see. And I like the face for the evil Captain, but I really thought he really, really needed a beard.
Rather good, I'd say. I enjoyed the level of audio, and they were quite nice and realistic. I actually expected this to have horrible sound editing since it was made on such short notice. There were still some problems, though, such as the repetitive scream, it was okay at first, but then it became a bit unnatural when he did it again, and when the Captain did it, it was just awkward. I wish I could have played some people in this. I feel it needed some more grunts and stuff as they fought, and maybe a few "hums" and such. My voice for Captain Jack Joe Jonathan Jelly James Job Jameson the Third (AKA Fred) probably would have worked nicely for your Captain. Oh well.
All in all, it was pretty good, better than my Pirate film. Seemed a bit choppy at points all through the movie, but still pretty grand. Amazing considering the time you had. The gunshots were particularly nice, I enjoyed how they were completely in shot.
I think you did a very good job with making a very pirate movie, it seemed to fit the time nicely. Though I noticed a few problems in here. First of all, pirates never buried or hid treasure the way it's done in all the movies and stories; the only real pirate to do that was Captain Kid (Unless my memory is faulty). Another problem would be firing multiple shots from the same gun; pirate guns only had one shot, and had to be reloaded before you could fire again while the pirates in this movie fired them like revolvers. Captain Black Beard, because of this, usually kept an arsenal of guns on him in battle, constantly pulling out new guns after he'd fired the last, so you probably should have had the captain just pull out another gun. Also, I did the same thing in my pirate movie when Barrels shoots that British guy three times with two guns. I actually realized the mistake long before animating the shot, but I did it anyway because it looked cool, and I wasn't necessarily going for realism.
The monkey was awesome. Go get a better camera, I dislike your slightly bad camera quality and/or not very good lighting. It seemed a bit fuzzy throughout the film.
Anyway, thanks for reading all of this, and thanks for making this. It was an enjoyable film.
Now go take a break for a while and just chillax for a few weeks, then go make some other epic movie.
I expect this will get a very high ranking in ToY, haven't seen most of the other films yet, but this is pretty cool.
-Squid, Head of Operations at ANP | Leprechauns in France