The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure | Film Review

An action film loaded with comedic characters, “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” is surely star-studded with South Korea’s popular actors. from Han Hyo Joo and Kang Haneul leading the movie, we also got Lee Kwang Soo, Kwon Sang Woo, Chae Soo Bin, and Sehun on the line-up. Here’s a little review of the film:

The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure  | 해적:도깨비 깃발
Release Date: January 26, 2022


  • Kang Ha Neul as Wu Mu Chi
  • Han Hyo Joo as Captain Hae Rang
  • Lee Kwang Soo as Mak Yi
  • Kwon Sang Woo as Bu Heung Su
  • Chae Soo Bin as Hae Geum
  • Sehun as Han Goong
  • Kim Sung Oh as Kang Seop
  • Park Ji Hwan as A Gwi
  • Kim Ki Doo as Gom Chi


In search of Goryeo royal family’s lost treasure, a huge hunt took place. Wu Mu Chi, who is known as the leader of bandits but was formerly a reputable swordsman is now working as the right-hand of the female pirates’ ship captain Hae Rang. Despite the differences in their beliefs, they wanted to bring home the treasures so they decided to work together.

Since they do not have any clues on where the treasures are, they decided to come up with a team having Mak Yi, who later on became the ship captain, Han Geum, the only female crew on the ship aside from captain Hae Rang, Han Goong and A-Gwi.

Hae Rang as the captain

If you are looking for a film with a lot of quotable quotes from the characters, well this is not the movie you are looking for. This is a film intended to make you laugh and fall in love at the same time. Hae Rang may be the captain of the pirates but no one can deny her overflowing visuals.

To be brutally honest, the first half of the film didn’t really catch my attention and the remaining half felt like there are numerous scenes that need to be improved. Given the extravagant casting line-up, it felt like the storyline could’ve been better.

Chaotic Mak Yi

The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure also gave us a lot of laughter thanks to Mak Yi, played by our funny giraffe Lee Kwang Soo. Given that the actor is Lee Kwang Soo, we already know how chaotic and noisy his character will be. His character is really well-played that it at least gives the film a good amount of laughter from time to time. He is the only character that I find super funny regardless of how much Mak Yi suffered throughout the 2-hour film.

Overall, the film is okay. It is fun to watch once but it has no rewatch value for me. The promotions were a bit overhyped and that’s probably why my expectations for this film got pretty high.

Hae Geum and Han Goong

I’ve been fangirling on Chae Soo Bin recently with her drama Rookie Cops so seeing her in this kind of costume feels refreshing. Her character here is not highlighted at all but her rare scenes with Sehun are surprisingly good. Despite the lack of screen time, they truly got the chemistry I’ve been looking for.


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