I have no idea how we here at Cinematical managed to overlook the early installments of the now-completed Ninjas vs Pirates short, but I'm here to tell you that it's a work of rare genius. Had it been released in 2005, this sucker would have come in well behind The Squid and the Whale but just a bit ahead of Brokeback Mountain on my personal end-of-the-year list. Yes, it's just that good.

What is it? Well, apart from the obvious part about pirates and ninjas not getting along, it goes something like this: start with a healthy chunk of Romeo and Juliet, throw in dashes of The Matrix, Star Wars, Top Gun, and Rocky, and combine them with a healthy sense of humor and a non-existent effects budget., and you're on the right track. Basically, a pirate chick falls in love with a ninja, despite the fact that the two groups are eternally at war. Needless to say, all hell breaks loose, leaving the ninja (aided by Mattbeard, the pirate lass' nanny) little choice but to kill every single pirate that walks the earth. Just trust me and go watch it - it's not like you don't have 10 minutes to spare. Come on, it's Saturday!

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