Set sail for fun with this family-friendly Aardman Animations adventure following a bumbling, abundantly bearded scallywag who competes against his two biggest rivals for the title Pirate of the Year. Try as he might, the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) just can't be taken seriously as a plunderer. But that might change if he could only manage to win the Pirate of the Year competition. As the event gets under way, the Pirate Captain makes it his mission to leave dreaded foes Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) sinking in his wake. Before that can happen, though, the determined Pirate Captain will have to seek out the help of a love-struck scientist (David Tennant) and defeat a malevolent queen (Imelda Staunton), who might just send him down to Davy Jones' Locker.
Pirates Band Of Misfits is a fun, entertaining movie. The stop motion is as good as anything you'll see and is a nice change of pace to the mostly computer-animated kid's movies out there. The plot is fun an fast paced, with familiar themes such as finding oneself and staying true to one's crew underlying the story line. There are plenty of jokes and gags, even ones that adults will appreciate. On the other hand, there aren't many really truly memorable jokes or one-liners. In short, a very good kid's movie, bot quite a great one, but well worth your time.
I thought this movie was a pretty good kids flick. Nothing ground breaking but there is not much that is anymore. The plot was good the bluray A/V presentation was very nice. Probably about a 3.5-4 out of 5.