The Pirates! Band of Misfits
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Pirates! is a gloriously hilarious, exquisitely produced movie. Its very much a children's movie but with plenty of sly asides to keep adults on their toes as well. The sets are stupendous and almost beg a second viewing in themselves to allow the viewer to try to aborb all the teeming detail. Both the voice performances of the cast, and the painstaking detail of the stop-motion animation are flawless.
I thought it as close to perfect a piece of film-making as I have seen in many years and I hope for more adventures of the Pirate Captain and his crew in the not to distant future.
The story follows a group of pirates that aren't quite up to snuff in the pirate hierarchy. Sure they have the peg legs and eye patches, but this ragtag group just doesn't seem to pillage near as much as most. They're led by the Pirate Captain who does his best to keep his crew happy and content (hey, don't forget ham night!). But Pirate Captain has dreams of his own, of becoming the Pirate of the Year.
The only problem is the amount of pirating he and his crew does. With Cutlass Liz and Black Bellamy always bringing in more booty they win the competition every year. Rather than allow him the chance to do better, the group always ridicules him as well.
That could all change when Captain Pirate and his crew board a boat stocked with all sorts of stuffed animals and body parts. The boat belongs to Charles Darwin who's been seeking a special scientific discovery so that he can become the Scientist of the Year award back in London. He too has had a tuff time but when he sees Captain Pirate's parrot he recognizes it is not a parrot at all but the extinct dodo bird. Darwin convinces Captain Pirate to take him to London along with the bird where they will win all sorts of treasures for their discovery.
Even though the queen has placed a bounty on the heads of every pirate to sail the seven seas the group heads for London.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gorgeous production design!! Movie was pretty good, though not quite as charming as the shorter shorts from these guys- but really pretty stuff!Published 18 days ago by Horia
A mediocre captain who wats recognition from his peers and is willing to sacrifice those he loves best to get it and a crew who doesn't give up on him. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
If I can give no stars, I would. I bought this in Dec 2015 and just opened the plastic wrap today. When I opened it, guess? No dvd! Read morePublished 20 days ago by Meili
Good kids movie with lots of action but not much over the top.Published 1 month ago by A. Berman-Dry
Super cute! this movie is adorable and your family will love it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer