This film competed with The Force Awakens at the box office. It never stood a chance. Which is a shame, because this is actually pretty good film. The story is compelling, the film capture’s the time period it’s set in perfectly, the action’s intense, the visual effects are incredible, the characters are actually rather well written, and played by great actors, and film’s pacing is breathless. I for the life of me, cannot figure out why critics were so hostile to the film. I mean sure, the film doesn’t quite reach the grandiose levels of cinematic perfection it so aspires, but that doesn’t make anything in the film proper bad. It’s an engaging, fascinating and entertaining sea adventure; nothing more, and certainly nothing less.