This movie focuses heavily on the attack of pirates. So I decided to research the history of pirates in China. I came across the famous story of Ching Shi. She was the Pirate Who Commanded over 80,000 Outlaws. She married into the pirate life and then after her husband died at the age of 46, she manipulated her way into power and became in charge of the red flag fleet. This information was recorded by a government official that was captured and held prisoner for over a year. She kept her fleet in line by creating a code of laws. Anyone that would break them would be beheaded. This story reminded me of that scene with all the pirates at the end when the two main characters where taking turns fighting people. We got to see this lair where the pirates reside with there leader and that they all obey one person.