The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Accompanied by his ragtag crew, an enthusiastic pirate captain (Hugh Grant) sails the high seas and dreams of besting his bitter rivals, Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek), in a quest to win the coveted title of Pirate of the Year. The captain's quest takes him and his comrades from the exotic shores of Blood Island to Victorian London's foggy streets. Along the way, they battle a clever queen and join forces with a young scientist named Charles Darwin (David Tennant).
Director: Peter Lord
Producer: Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley, Julie Lockhart
Cast: Hugh Grant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Al Roker, Salma Hayek, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Blessed, Lenny Henry, David Tennant, David Schneider, Anton Yelchin, Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Russell Tovey, Mike Cooper, Mike Cooper
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This was a great family friendly movie. It had just enough cathces to make it fun for adults while still being okay for any age to see wihtout worrying about what they might repeat later on. Both my kids (ages 8 and 11) loved it along with myself and my husband.April 27th, 2012 · Details2 Thanks ·
If you're into British-style pirate humor this film is for you. Like the Wallace and Gromit films this is a total farce. Nothing in this, except some of the plot points having to do with friendship, and fighting the good fight, is to be taken seriously. There are some genuinely funny moments in this, but most of the humor is contrived and predictable. Every pirate cliche imaginable is used in this film. But if you are a big fan of aardman animation you may want to see this anyway. It is better than Chicken Run at any rate. But not by much. Wallace and Gromit were where aardman animation has really shined.
This film is deserving of a PG rating for some obviously adult humor. But mostly it is a silly movie.February 2nd, 2013 · Details1 Thank ·
I loved this movie. I thought it was going to be boring for us adults, but my fiance and I stayed up late watching this movie (we always preview movies before we let our son watch) and enjoyed every minute of it.December 28th, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
My kids loved it, which surprised me. I thought they might get bored.November 1st, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
To the deep chagrin of Errol Flynn fans everywhere, the word ‚Äúpirates‚Äù in movie conversations has become basically synonymous with one multibillion-dollar franchise, Disney‚Äôs ‚ÄúPirates of the Caribbean‚Äù‚Äîand with numbers five and six in the successful series still forthcoming, that‚Äôs unlikely to change anytime soon. Nevertheless, Aardman Animations, the British studio responsible for ‚ÄúWallaceApril 26th, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
I don't really remember this film though I know I watched it. I think I laughed and maybe liked it, but I must say, it's pretty forgettable. Obviously.August 9th, 2013 · Details
I don't really remember this film though I know I watched it. I think I laughed and maybe liked it, but I must say, it's pretty forgettable. Obviously.July 27th, 2013 · Details
GoodDecember 22nd, 2012 · Details
Over all excellent movie and very funny for kids as well as adults. My boy loved it.November 15th, 2012 · Details
Like all of Aardman's films, this movie is fun, witty, original, and highly entertaining. I think I laughed more during this one than most of their other films, though. It's very enjoyable. Kids will like it, but no more so than adults. It's a film worth owning.September 6th, 2012 · Details