Friday, April 27, 2012

Pirates: Band of Misfits Review - 3 Stars

Those great animations who created Wallace and Gromit” take to the high (well stop action clay) seas for this comic story of a bunch of shall we say challenged pirates.  Hugh Grant voices the captain, who dreams of winning “Pirate of the Year” but can’t quite get into the competition.  The plot takes our band of misfits to London where they encounter a very wacky and somewhat evil Queen Victoria who figures in a plot to take the guy’s pet Dodo.  Pirates:  Band of Misfits zips along with the help of wonderful puns and outrageous gags.  Like a lot of the best family animated fare, this one works for both kids and adults.  Does it deliver what it promises?  great fun.  Is it entertaining?  Delightful.  Is it worth the price of admission?  For everything except the 3 D which this movie did not need.