Living a realistic life on the Caribbean in The Lost Pirate Kingdom – Khmer Times

Posted: March 16, 2021 at 2:51 am

Do you enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean series starring Johnny Depp? Well, if you are captivated by the backstory of the franchises, you may enjoy the new Netflix original historical docudrama series, which was launched yesterday on the streaming platform.

But, if you are looking for the humorous and goofy life of Jack Sparrow, you will never find anything close to that in The Lost Pirate Kingdom.

The six-part docudrama series goes back to the Golden Age of Piracy in the 1700s after the AngloSpanish War was over. The end of the conflict left British privateers, who worked as a freelance Naval force, with nothing to do.

The privateers turned to piracy and continued to raid Spanish ships and vessels and eventually became outlaws to their own country.

The show goes on to narrate the stories of the pirates of the Caribbean, including how they set up the worlds first fully democratic republic in the Bahamas, where they freed the slaves and even gave them voting rights.

Real-life pirate legends like Blackbeard, Henry Jennings, Benjamin Hornigold, Henry Vane, and of course female pirate Anne Bonny are the subject of the series.

Despite having an unusual amount of violence and adult content even for a historical docuseries aimed to provide learning, The Lost Pirate Kingdom is actually quite fun to watch thanks to outstanding cinematography and design.

Throughout its episodes, the series attempts to tell the story through re-imagination and a production technique called Hyper Dynamic Animation.

The technique allows the producer World Media Rights to establish the pirate republic of Nassau with 4K back projection in front of live-action. Watching the shows is like binge-watching a series of films with good CGIs.

One downside, however, is that almost all episodes have been made with similar approaches. While the story and actions in each of them provide the thrill of sea adventures, the similarity, especially about the conflict between the rich and the poor, make the show a bit dull once viewers reach the third episode.

The acting, meanwhile, should compensate for the damage caused by the lack of diversity. The cast has done a very good job, with their acting turning the project into realistic tales of pirates, especially Sam Callis, Thomas Padley and Mia Tomlinson.

They would have taken the viewer by time-travel back to the Golden Age of Pirates if the explanations and comments from historical experts had not kept them in the present.

The Lost Pirate Kingdom could be watched for both education and entertainment, but if you are under 18 or a die-hard fan of Jack Sparrow, you should choose a different show to watch!

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