Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
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Always outclassed by fierce opponents such as Cutlass Liz, Peg Leg Hastings, and Black Bellamy, the hopeless, Pirate Captain, decides it's high time he won the prestigious 1837 "Pirate of the Year Award". However, this is easier said than done, as the determined captain embarks on a foolhardy quest along with his ragtag crew of misfits which involves Queen Victoria herself, an extremely rare dodo bird, and a brilliant young scientist named Charles Darwin. Will Pirate Captain manage to pull off a surprise victory?Written by
The inhabitants of the "plague ship" are clearly lepers, and were named as such in the trailer. The word leper was removed from the finished film after complaints by a Leprosy charity organization. See more »
When Black Bellamy arrives at Blood Island in the whale, Pirate Captain and Pirate With A Scarf walk to the hole in the wall and witness the whale jump from the sea. There is no table behind them, but when the whale bumps into the building, a table and occupant have appeared for its mouth to drop open on. See more »
Great news, Your Majesty! The French are defeated at last. Also the Russians, the Portuguese, the Chinese, and the Welsh.
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Pirates! Band of Misfits is another fun romp from Aardman with the top class acting, animation and all round production values we've come to expect from the studio.
Unfortunately Pirates was missing one key ingredient usually found in Aardman productions and that is a rock solid story. There wasn't anything particularly wrong with the story, it's just that there wasn't really anything special about it either and as such it failed to engage me as it plodded along very predictably.
There's some nice action pieces as you'd expect but again these just felt like they were shoved in because 'that's what you do' and there was more than a bit of 'let's top our last chase sequence' going on behind the motivation as well.
Ultimately Pirates! Band of Misfits was an enjoyable way to spend an evening but it's not going to leave a lasting impression the way Wallace and Gromit or Chicken Run did.
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