Reggie Yates' uproarious directorial debut Pirates resurrects the spectre of Y2K in all its nostalgic glory. The former Top of the Pops presenter brings us the funny and insightful story of three London lads on the search for the ultimate Millennium Eve party, right at the point that they're each poised to go their separate ways.
References to PlayStation, Snake and Tekken come thick and fast, as does the banging garage music soundtrack. The three main characters became friends by hosting a pirate radio station (hence the film's title), but getting hold of club tickets at this pivotal moment in human history is easier said than done.
In the lead roles, Elliot Edusah, Jordan Peters and Reda Elazouar share terrific chemistry, particularly during a gag that comes at the expense of a famous 1990s pop star. Pirates screened in advance for Cineworld Unlimited members earlier this week and here's what they thought.
Good film for sure wouldn't have seen it without my cineworld unlimited card - getting my money's worth yet again— Luke Hudghton (@HudghtonLuke) November 23, 2021
The three friends in #PiratesFilm make it worth it! Brings back fun memories of NYE with friends over the years 🥳— Krishele Guzman (@KrisheleG) November 24, 2021
Loved it. Good vibes. Great film. Took me back and had me raving in the cinema.— Shaniqua 🧚🏿♀️ (@121shan) November 24, 2021
Great film with so much charm. Desperately searching for a full tracklist, I need this soundtrack!— Luke Marks (@lukemarks06) November 23, 2021
really enjoyed it - such likeable leads, and frequently laugh out loud. feels like Kurrupt FM's Inbetweeners years, but with a much sweeter vibe than either of those shows. #ShutUpKid— mobro.co/ObiMoo 💗💛💙 (@_ObiMoo) November 23, 2021
Pirates is on release in selected Cineworld cinemas from Friday 26th November. If you can't bear the thought of missing out on all the best preview screenings, then sign up to Cineworld Unlimited today. When you do, you'll be able to take advantage of the delicious Unlimited offers available with tastecard.