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“The Pirates!” Are Here, Exclamation Point and All – A Movie Review

Pirates–i.e., evildoers–are sanitized and trivialized in the clay-animation feature, The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012), and there is a conspicuously silly plot, but a lot of good jokes crop up as well.  Even something weird will occur now and then, as witness the presence of Jane Austen and the Elephant Man (the year is 1837).  Also, surprise, there is no love interest.

A product of Britain’s Aardman Animations, Pirates! is a rowdy family film proffering the voices of Hugh Grant, Imelda Staunton, and Salma Hayek.  Miss Staunton “plays” a mean Queen Victoria, who looks like a fat Helena Bonham Carter. 

Film poster for The Pirates! - Courtesy of Col...

Film poster for The Pirates! - Courtesy of Columbia Pictures (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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  1. I like animation so I am going to watch this movie.

  2. Animation films are my favorite. ´m going to watch this movie too! Thank you for this golden advice.

  3. I think this movie is nice according to your review.

  4. This is cool movie. My kids love watching animation movies so they will surely like this movie. We will watch this movie.

  5. I haven’t watched this movie and probably I will watch this one this weekend. I have vacant time this weekend for this since it is my day off.

  6. This is good for my relaxation. I always watch animation movie so I will add this movie to watch.

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