The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)

The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)
 
 

Captain Drek

Adrian Paul The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake (2009)

It's been four years since England defeated the Spanish Armada and tension still simmer especially between Sir Francis Drake and his enemy Captain Don Sandovate. But Drake finds himself somehow of course and in the residence of a Syrian Sultan who requests his help to save his people by finding the fabled tree of life, holding Drake's daughter prisoner till his return. But Don Sandovate gets in on the treasure hunt after finding Drake's daughter trying to escape and the two captains find themselves on amazing adventures in foreign lands.

I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised if writer Rafael Jordan grew up watching the adventure movies of Ray Harryhausen or at least I say that going on "The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake" as this feels like a 21st century update on one of those Sinbad adventure movies which Harryhausen was involved with. Unfortunately whether intentional or not "The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake" ends up a cheesy and bad movie with bad accents, over acting and worse of all a lot of bad effects.

Now maybe I had too higher expectations as "The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake" is a made for TV movie but for me the whole tone of the movie is wrong. It on one hand feels like the director is trying to make a serious adventure more but the actors are constantly switching between doing things seriously but over the top and then doing things for laugh. Or at least that is what I think happened although whether serious or not the accents in "The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake" are poor from start to finish almost as poor as some of the special effects which lack anything special about them.

What this all boils down to is that "The Immortal Voyage of Captain Drake" really didn't do it for me and the combination of bad acting, bad effects and a strange ambiguity over whether it is trying to be serious or silly all contributed to why it didn't entertain.

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