Renny Harlin's big, chaotic pirate flick is best understood as an attempt to revive the waning career of his wife, Geena Davis, but he's done her no great favor. As Morgan Adams, a sort of distaff Errol Flynn, poor Geena gets lost in a hectic scenario that's little
more than an excuse for a series of thunderous explosions, clanky sword battles and run-of-the-mill "spectacular" stunts. (The script was committee-written, and it shows: Every pirate cliche in Hollywood history has been ruthlessly plundered.) While Harlin's flair for making things go boom is
well-established (see CLIFFHANGER and DIE HARD 2), he's incapable of fashioning the kind of low-key vehicle that ...