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The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits-Aye Aye Matey!

Packed with Adventure-Well Worth A Full Price Ticket

Hugh Grant stars in this 3-D animated film as Pirate Captain – a spirited second rate pirate of the High Seas. Based on a novel by Gideon Defoe, and directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, Pirate Captain and his motley crew: Pirate with a Scarf (Martin Freeman), Pirate with Gout (Brendan Gleeson), Albino Pirate (Russell Tovey), and Curvaceous Pirate (Ashley Jensen), set out to outmaneuver his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award.

The Captain embarks upon several failed missions to raid ships in hopes of gaining the award. During one of the missions, the Captain and crew capture a young scientist, Charles Darwin (David Tennant). To thwart walking the plank, Darwin convinces Pirate Captain that the crew’s parrot is an exotic bird and entices the Captain to travel to London and pose as scientists to parade the parrot to the Royals. The pirates ‘charade is discovered by Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) who despises pirates. In an effort to kill two birds with one stone (no pun intended) the Captain comes up with a plan he thinks will make him a shoe-in for the Pirate of the Year Award. His plan of course comes with some unintended consequences.

We really enjoyed this movie. The animation is the real star. Young and not so young alike will be fascinated by the computer graphics.

This is a movie the entire family can enjoy!




We must admit that we expected a lot from this film. The commercials were well produced and the press material that we saw was outstanding. We certainly are glad we weren’t disappointed.

TinTin (Voice of Jamie Bell), a well accomplished reporter, purchased a model ship which held all the clues to a hidden treasure left behind by the Haddock family. The model ship received so much attention that TinTin became curious to understand why. The more he dug for answers, the more he learned -which led him on an adventure unlike any other.

We could tell from the commercials that the graphics and animation were going to be top notch and we weren’t disappointed. In many of the scenes, we almost forgot we were watching an animation film considering it looked so life-like. The story telling was compelling and intriguing which kept kids and adults entertained throughout.

We do feel compelled to mention that there were a few scenes which may be borderline too much for kids, such as a shooting/killing scene and continuous scenes referencing liquor. Every parent is different and knows how much their child is exposed to on a daily basis so use your own judgement on this one.

Overall. this was a great film for the entire family to see and it’s definitely worth the price of any admission ticket that fits your schedule.