THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
Stars: Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman
Director: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Available: Now on DVD and BD
A pirate captain ( Hugh Grant) whose career is a laughing stock within his pirating community takes up swords to win the coveted ‘‘ Pirate of the Year’’ award only to get persuaded to go to London to enter his prized parrot ( a dodo) in a prestigious scientific competition in this Aardman animated adventure. If it sounds a bit mad, that’s because it is – in fact it borders on being bonkers. The stop motion animation is a treat, as is the healthy amount of humour and the general sense of good fun.
Extras: Filmmaker’s commentary and featurettes. NOT VIEWED.