Captain SharkyMovie Ending Explained (In Detail)

Spoilers Alert:

The popular children’s book character CAPTAIN SHARKY receives her first own film. And it’s certainly a nice experience for the very, very young visitors, and for the adults it won’t be the dreaded test of patience. We reveal more about this in our review.

The Plot Summary

He is the terror of the seven seas – or so he thinks! But the other sailors take Captain Sharky anything but seriously and often ridicule him as a half portion. Above all, Old Bill and his crew are after the little, chubby pirate and have many a duel with him. When Sharky is once again on the run from his opponents, two stowaways accidentally land on his boat: While ten-year-old Michi is looking for protection because he is accidentally mistaken for a street thief thanks to Sharky, admiral’s daughter Bonnie hides on board to avoid being noticed Having to go to boarding school. The little pirate is not at all enthusiastic about the uninvited guests, after all, he already has a crew – the dutiful sailor Rat, the cheeky monkey Fips and the parrot Coco. But Sharky is still missing a compass for the next mission – and that’s what Bonnie has in her luggage! After initial difficulties, the colorful group pulls itself together and sets off on an adventurous journey together, during which they teach Old Bill an important lesson: never underestimate the little ones!

Movie explanation of the ending

From Maya the Bee to Sailor Moon to Bob the Builder: Every generation has its childhood heroes. For some time now, the little pirate Captain Sharky has been one of them, which the Coppenrath publishing house once launched as a counterpart to the girl-oriented “Princess Lillifee” series, aimed primarily at boys. The political correctness behind this decision can be questioned, especially in times when there is increasing opposition to clearly gender-fixated education. But these characters do exist and if we’re talking about equality, then it’s only fair that after two “Princess Lillifee” films, a production about the “Terror of the Seven Seas” now also makes it to cinemas. Now, of course, the question arises as to where one sets the evaluation standards for such a film, which on the one hand is primarily intended to entertain children, but on the other hand is also an obvious merchandise slingshot. We find: right there! Will parents who put their (small) children in a cinema where “Captain Sharky” is playing for 70 minutes end up happier than before? Certainly; Assuming they aren’t the very anxious kind. Afterwards, each of you will probably also want to have a good look at the many dozens of products that are available from the series so far (in addition to toys, this also includes baking mixes, bed linen and pretty much everything that can be decorated with a pirate pattern). . This means that the “Captain Sharky” film is of course primarily worthwhile for the company, but you have to be honest: even the little fans will hardly complain.

Captain Sharky (Anton Petzold) and PiRatte are forced to take in Bonnie (Jule Hermann) and Michi.

As has already been seen in other films for the youngest viewers (we’ll throw in the more recent productions of “The Jungle Heroes”, “Bob, the Builder” and “Fireman Sam” for comparison), the “Captain ‘n Sharky” screen adventure like a bloated episode of a television series. What is interesting here, however, is that the adaptation of children’s books has so far been avoided via television screens. The “Käpt’n Sharky” movie offers its fans the opportunity for the first time ever to experience the little pirate in motion. Furthermore, screenwriter Mark Slater succeeds (“The Little Dragon Coconut”) good to keep the film largely free of paralyzing idleness. Admittedly, with such a manageable running time of just 70 minutes, this shouldn’t be much of a problem anyway. But the writer, who is very familiar with (small) children’s fare, ensures that something is always happening on the screen. And that’s great for a young audience with a short attention span. However, it does have its pitfalls, especially in the finale. When cannons are fired there and entire ships are sunk in the sea, the escapades of the evil pirates can be too much for the little ones. At least in the press screening we attended, there was a clear sense of unrest at one point or another, even if the makers tried to dampen all the excitement with the help of cute sidekicks and encouraging sayings, which they succeeded in doing.

While the chubby little pirate Captain Sharky is, as expected, the focus of his first cinema adventure, the film is also peppered with various supporting characters, all of whom contribute their part to the success of his sea odyssey. Some of them have such great entertainment value in their concentration on individual quirks that they do not overtax the nerves of viewers who “only” go to the cinema accompanied by their child and who have long since exceeded the target group age of around eight years. Above all, the colorful crabs, who constantly clatter rhythmically with their claws and sometimes start a lively sing-along song, prove to be real scene stealers. The same applies to Sharky’s host of animals: PiRatte is a real pirate rat, Coco the parrot always has a cheeky saying on his beak and Sharky’s unwilling fellow travelers are ideal as identification figures for the young audience.

Captain Sharky is rightly proud of his magnificent pirate ship!

Although all of these narrative factors are perfectly tailored to the entertainment needs of small viewers, the focus on craftsmanship should of course not be missing. Let’s start with the USA dubbing voices: While the main character in the radio plays was voiced by Dirk Bach for a long time and then by Axel Prahl, the cinema version now takes a completely different approach. Acoustically, Anton Petzold, known from the “Rico, Oskar” series, slips into the role of the (not at all) nasty pirate and does his job more than well. Petzold is enthusiastic and makes his main character a likeable, sometimes self-overestimating daredevil. Also his young colleague Jule Hermann (“Wendy – The Movie”) likes the role of Bonnie and single-handedly qualifies for further jobs in the dubbing industry. Also prominent is “Tatort” star Axel Prahl. He is given the role of an evil pirate – ironically considering that he was previously heard in the role of Captain Sharky himself – which he embodies with a lot of enthusiasm and passion. The only glaring downer can be found in the visual design. Given the film’s circumstances, it is legitimate to only focus on the bare minimum and not to enter the qualitative spheres of a CGI front runner when animating characters and landscapes. But the minimalist look of “Käpt’n Sharky” fits better on television than on the big screen.

Conclusion: The first cinema adventure of the popular children’s book character “Captain Sharky” is perfectly tailored to the needs of very young viewers and should not bore the adult companions too much. Only the minimalist animation takes some getting used to.

“Käpt’n Sharky” can be seen in USA cinemas from September 30th.

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