Carson Bates’s review published on Letterboxd:
My perfect world would have kept this a Pirate vs Monster movie. But as predicted, it went all How To Train Your Dragon on us. The inclusion of the kid and the cutesy monsters will keep the children entertained, but there is enough here for the adults as well.
A lot of really cool Pirate stuff, and some scary moments with the more intimidating creatures. The first 40 minutes represents what I was looking for better than the last hour. But all around a very good movie.
Young Carson would have loved this. One of my favorite animated movies in recent years.