May 02, 2012

Haiku Revieu: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (****)

Tennant as Darwin
Wallace/Gromit meet the sea
Pirates with no names

POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD! The Pirates! Band of Misfits is a movie based on a series of books written by Gideon Defoe. (More information on said books can be found here. I've read most of them, and they're some of Colt's favorite books ever, and I'm happy to say that the movie didn't disappoint us as book fans.)

I don't think you need to have read the books to enjoy the movie, which is about a group of somewhat ridiculous and ridiculously named pirates—Pirate Captain, Pirate with a Scarf, Albino Pirate, Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate—and their adventures with a certain Charles Darwin. (No, the movie and the books are not historically accurate.) A lot of the character voices are quite recognizable—Martin Freeman, Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek and Anton Yelchin, to name a few.

The movie is being marketed toward children, and while it is "safe" for young viewers, it was a crowd-pleaser with the above 20 set as well. In general, it's a fun movie full of silly humor that's great for a night on which you just feel like an honest chuckle.

And listening to David Tennant's voice.

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