The Pirates! Band of Misfits: Movie Review by a Mississauga Chiropractor

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I just watched The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2011), starring Hugh Grant (Notting Hill), Jeremy Piven (Entourage) & Salma Hayek (Desperado)

In 1837, after years of humiliation and failed attempts to win the coveted Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) and his oddball crew take on the cream of the pirating crop – Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven), Peg Leg Hastings (Lenny Henry) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) – in a race to pillage the most booty.  They soon cross paths with lovelorn scientist Charles Darwin (David Tennant), who persuades the Pirate Captain that the crew’s prized ‘parrot’, Polly, could be the answer to the ‘untold riches’ they are searching for.  Their adventure takes them to Victorian London where they meet Darwin’s sidekick ‘man-panzee’ Mister Bobo, and the notorious pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) herself. It soon unfolds that Darwin‘s motives for helping the crew are not what they seem, and the Queen has an evil hidden agenda of her own.  The Pirate Captain must choose between basking in the glory of being crowned Pirate of the Year, or staying faithful to his trusted crew

This movie was just okay.  The funny parts were few and far between.  While most of the adult audience appeared to enjoy the film, the young children in the audience seemed a little bored by it.  I don’t think there was enough in the film to keep the young children entertained and a lot of the humour was going over their head.  Normally during an animated comedy, I would hear the kids howling at the jokes.  It was pretty quiet in the packed theatre.

Overall, I’d give this movie 4/10 stars.  Wait for it to come out on television.  Happy Viewing.

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