>> Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd (2011)

Title: Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Edition: Remastered DVD

Genre: Classics, Comedy

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Charles Laughton, Fran Warren, Hillary Brooke

Director: Charles Barton

Studio: Warner Bros.

Runtime: 70 minutes

Release Date: April 5, 2011

Format: DVD

Discs: 1

Rating: 2.01 (out of 4.00)

Grade: C-

Do They Really Meet Captain Kidd:
Pirates, treasure, women, and singing are the themes in this movie Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd. While chasing down some women, Rocky Stonebridge (played by Bud Abbott) and Captain 'Puddin' head' Feathergill (played by Lou Costello) run into a lady who wishes for them to carry a letter proclaiming her love to the man she is in love with. On any other day this would be no problem for the bumbling duo but it’s on just this occasion that the pirate Captain Kidd (played by Charles Laughton) has made dock in the same area as Rocky and Puddin. After getting dragged into serving Captain Kidd his meal, Puddin mistakenly switches the love letter with a treasure map that Captain Kidd has. With the treasure map in hand, the two make a deal with Captain Kidd to take them with him in his search for the treasure out on the high seas.

My Take on the Famous Duo:
I can’t really recall ever seeing anything with Abbott and Costello starring in it but I do have an idea of their style of acting. It’s maybe because of not having seen them before that I was able to enjoy ‘Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd’ more so than if I had been more familiar with their past films. Here in this movie the comedy is a slapstick humor that has the actors doing over the top skits that for watching for the first time makes for a good chuckle.
Watching these two guys doing things like hitting each other with pots, shovels, or trying to fool someone by putting on a fake mustache was a little funny but nothing that makes me want to see more. What makes this movie enjoyable is the facial expressions of Charles Laughton as he has to deal with the duo. His character seems to know that these two guys are idiots that seem to blunder around and while they do he is getting some amusement out of it. Only problem, the character of Captain Kidd is just as stupid as Rocky and Puddin.
It all comes down to the duo doing their bumbling routine of slapstick humor to get to the end of the movie. Everything seems to fall just right for them as they make it along on the pirate ship without getting into trouble like they should have. Though the acting is ok, it’s still dated routine of humor, and the plot is nothing that would be considered a thinking plot. There’s no twists or turns, no surprises, no nothing that would make this movie that interesting other than it being Abbott and Costello doing the skits.
With it being such an old movie, even this re-mastered edition DVD of the movie, the quality is just mediocre at best. There’s nothing remarkable about watching this movie or making it look so, but I will have to put this little bit in, with not ever seeing the original movie and how it looked, this could be a huge difference, but for movies on DVD today, it’s not that great.



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