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The Pirates! Band of Misfits (The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists) (2012)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
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Hugh Grant Hugh Grant
The Pirate Captain
Martin Freeman Martin Freeman
The Pirate with a Scarf
Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton
Queen Victoria
David Tennant David Tennant
Charles Darwin
Jeremy Piven Jeremy Piven
Black Bellamy
Salma Hayek Salma Hayek
Cutlass Liz
Lenny Henry Lenny Henry
Peg Leg Hastings
Brian Blessed Brian Blessed
The Pirate King

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Not Aardman's best but good return to stop-motion.

4 years, 11 months ago at Apr 8 3:54
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Following Aardman Animations’ most notable triumphs, such as Wallace And Gromit, Chicken Run and most recently Arthur Christmas, they make their latest motion picture in their second consecutive collaboration with Sony Pictures Animations, but first stop-motion film in seven years. After the hilarious trailer and appearing to bring forth the charm, the jokes and the breath-taking stop-motion pie... read more

Review of The Pirates! Band of Misfits

4 years, 10 months ago at May 18 4:56
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I've never quite enjoyed Aardman's work as much as critics. At least, not their full-length films. That's not to say I haven't liked them; I've liked them, but I certainly haven't loved them. Pirates: Band Of Misfits is different, though. This movie, I did love.

None of the primary pirates are given names; their descriptions in the credits are "The Pirate With The Scarf," "The Pira... read more


4 years, 3 months ago at Dec 4 8:10
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Appreciating Aardman films seems to be easier for a certain, shall we say, less colonial segment of the movie watching population. The humor is oft-described as simply "British" whatever that actually means. Strangely, despite my avowed love of the Monty Python films, Aardman just hasn't done it for me. Sure I enjoyed Chicken Run and I tolerated Wallace and Gromit because of the neat characteri... read more
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Description: After years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his oddball crew take on the cream of the pirating crop - Black Bellamy, Peg Leg Hastings and Cutlass Liz - in a race to pillage the most booty. They soon cross paths with lovelorn scientist Charles Darwin, who persuades the Captain that the crew's prized 'parrot', Polly, could be the answer to the 'untold riches' they are searching for. Their adventure takes them to Victorian London where they meet Darwin's sidekick 'man-panzee' Mister Bobo, and the notorious pirate-hating Queen Victoria herself. It soon unfolds that D ... (more)
Release date: 27 April 2012
Tags: Animation (10), Pirates (9), 2012 (9), Comedy (8), Adventure (6), Animated (4), Aardman (3), 2010s (3), Charles Darwin (2), Peter Lord (2), Jeff Newitt (2), Historical (2), (2), British (2), Brian Blessed (1), Dodo Bird (1), Brendan Gleeson (1), Martin Freeman (1), Claymation (1), Swashbuckler (1)
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