Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie about pirates, a ghost, buried treasure, and a musical swamp creature does not find its groove. Three kids follow a dare to find a treasure and get lost in the swamp overnight. They also find the ghost of Pirate La Rouge, which might be scary to younger viewers. One of the kids is a bully, calling the other two names throughout the film. The kids are never really threatened, but the bad guys do kidnap one of them, though he's able to escape handily.
The ship's mastiff features a busty woman, scantily clad. This image is shown often enough to warrant attention.
Some comic pratfalls when the construction crew chases the kids, but nothing notable. The ghost of Le Rouge appears periodically throughout the movie, but he's not too scary.
Bully language does not let up: "shut up," "what a wuss," "losers," you're an idiot," "captain crybaby," "you guys are total babies," etc...
New Orleans needs the props after the Katrina disaster, but this weak effort does little to give the Crescent City a boost. The mixed race cast is refreshing to see.
Krispy Kreme box shown, and characters say, "I love Krispy Kreme!" Characters then devour doughnuts.
Drugs / Tobacco /
The first scene depicts drunken adult revelers in old New Orleans. The drunkest of them all talks about the pirate who is a key factor in the film.