I saw previews several months ago for The Pirates! Band of Misfits and thought, “cool, another movie from Aardman Animation (Wallace & Grommit. Chicken Run, etc.)[sup]*[/sup]. I’ll have to see that when it comes out.” Then a couple weeks ago I saw it on the marquee at the discount theater. I didn’t even know it had been released. Didn’t see any reviews, or anything.
So, remarkably unspoilered, I went to see it today just on the reputation of the studio. It was very good, bordering on great. (Not quite excellent.) Anybody here know anything about the plot; the steampunk aspects, David Tennant as Charles Darwin, The Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate, anything at all? I did a search and the only mention I could find on the boards was that a Flight of the Concordes song was on the soundtrack.
This thread is for discussion of movies whose marketing campaigns utterly missed the mark, and discussion of The Pirates. If you saw it, did you stay through the credits? The best adult joke slipped into a kids movie that I’ve seen in years.
- Yes, my thoughts often contain parentheses.