Monday, 23 April 2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits Review












The Pirates! Band of Misfits


Release Date: 5th April 2012 - Australia



Production Companies
Aardman Animations
Sony Pictures Animation

Distribution
Sony Pictures Australia



Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 88 minutes


Budget: $60,000,000

Box Office Gross: $123,054,041
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
The Pirate Captain sets out
on a mission to defeat his
rivals Black Bellamy and
Cutlass Liz for the Pirate
of the Year Award.


Voice Cast
Hugh Grant - The Pirate Captain
Salma Hayek - Cutlass Liz
Jeremy Piven - Black Bellamy
Imelda Staunton - Queen Victoria
David Tennant - Charles Darwin
Martin Freeman - The Pirate
with a Scarf
Lenny Henry - Peg-Leg Hastings
Brendan Gleeson - The Pirate
with Gout
Ashley Jensen - The
Surprisingly Curvaceous
Pirate
Brian Blessed - The Pirate King
Russell Tovey - The Albino Pirate

Crew
Producer/Director - Peter Lord
Co-Director - Jeff Newitt
Based on Book/Screenplay -
Gideon Defoe
Producers - Julie Lockhart &
David Sproxton
Conceptual Illustrator - Marcin
Lichowski
Character Designer -
Christophe Lourdelet
Production Designer - Norman Garwood
Director of Photography - Frank Passingham
Music - Theodore Shapiro


Review
Considering for what it really owes to the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN movie franchise, THE PIRATES: BAND OF MISFITS provides a lot of comedy which includes gags as well as adventure for this plundering stop-motion picture and is very highly-intelligent. The film did have fine vocal talents such as Hugh Grant who plays the charismatic Pirate Captain while other recognizable stars like the former Tenth Doctor, David Tennant as the historical figure Charles Darwin.

Although Aardman did quite a good job on the movie, it was an entertaining clay-mation film that is definitely a must-see booty in the cinemas.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie



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