As this film stars many illustrious actors that I am a fan of, I was quite excited to see it, even though it is quite a silly one. Though it is silly and aimed at small children, I did quite like The Pirates! Band of Misfits.
The film follows the misadventures of the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) in his endeavours to be named Pirate of the Year. He is joined by a motley crew played by the likes of Martin Freeman, Russell Tovey, and Brendan Gleeson. They are accompanied by the instantly recognisable voices of Imelda Staunton and David Tennant, which really complete the cast well.
The story is a little stupid and childish, but actually quite creative. In every stop-motion scene, there’s always something to see that will make you laugh. It’s easy to think why the cinema was empty, but (unless they’d always seen it) everyone was really missing something wonderful. So I hope you all put aside the fact that you are all grown up, and enjoy a good 88 minutes of quality children’s film.
My rating: 4/5