This project is an attempt to help me get dvds that for one reason or another I’ve never seen off of my shelf and give them a watch. Today’s pick is CrossBones.
IMDb: CrossBones (Video 30 August 2005)
A group taping a reality tv show accidentally resurrects a cursed pirate who is after his treasure.
Returning to the ghost pirate sub-genre, we have CrossBones. Unlike Pirates of Ghost Island, this feels like an actual movie and doesn’t have the benefit of being made by a member of the special effects team of Pirates of the Carribean. Speaking of which, our cursed pirate bears a striking and possibly legally actionable resemblance to Captain Jack Sparrow. There’s nothing outstanding here, but it seems to be of a high enough quality that with minor editting it could play on SyFy or a similar channel and no one would bat an eye. Having said that, the action is heavily weighted toward the back half of the film and the front half gets bogged down in reality television tropes. The rapper character Greedy G did start to get funny eventually though. Overall, this is a descent low budget movie if not particularly memorable.