The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)
Directed by Peter Lord / Jeff Newitt / Jeff Newitt
Genres - Children's/Family | Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure, Family-Oriented Comedy | Release Date - Mar 30, 2012 (USA - Limited), Apr 27, 2012 (USA - 3D), Apr 27, 2012 (USA) | Run Time - 87 min. | Countries - Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States | MPAA Rating - PG
Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
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.
captain [ship], queen [royalty], quest, scientist
High Artistic Quality, High Production Values