In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
I love Aardman animation, especially their stop action films. When I saw the trailer for this movie, it made me laugh and I thought the humor was very clever. Plus also, it’s a pirate movie, so it has to be awesome.
I had a lot of fun watching this movie. There were fun parts for the kids but there was also a lot of adult humor. This movie also has a great length. It is just under 90 minutes. This movie was not too long or too short, it was just right. The animation was great. It amazes me what people can do with clay. There is so much detail with all of the characters.
I loved the voice cast in this movie. They were obviously having so much fun, especially Hugh Grant. I had a hard time believing that Pirate Captain was Hugh Grant. He got so into the role. I loved the names of the characters. All of the pirates on the ship have funny names like Albino Pirate and the Pirate with a Scarf. They really don’t have true names.
Although, it is not Aardman’s best (Wallace and Gromit is still my favorite), this movie was great and will probably be one the best animated movies that comes out this year. If you want to have some family fun, this would be a great movie to see.
Pirates! Band of Misfits gets bragging rights!