by Sheryl Wall
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Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant as the voice of Pirate Captain, who leads a band of misfit pirates. They go to sign up for the Pirate of the Year awards with the hopes that this year will finally be his year, but he can’t compete with the other pirates in the competition and gets discouraged until he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant). Darwin is a scientist who wants to take Pirate Captain’s parrot, which turns out to be a rare Dodo bird, to a scientist award ceremony. Charles Darwin wants to earn the Scientist award to impress the queen whom he is in love with. However, Pirate Captain wants to present the bird to her instead hoping he will win and that the award will be treasure. He and his pirates dress up in disguise to try and win the award, but the award but doesn’t end up being what he expected.
Pirates! Band of Misfits is a cute story with a twist on Pirates that we don’t usually see. They were very creative in the characters they created for Pirate Captain’s crew. There was a mix of unique pirates such as a lady dressed up as a man in a beard, an Albino pirate that wasn’t all there, and many more. It’s not your typical set of pirates. If you enjoy Pirate stories this is a must see. My daughter loves Pirates and was very excited to be able to see it. It’s a fun movie to be enjoyed by all ages.
Check out the movie website for a trailer.
Pirates! Band of Misfits is now playing at Dinuba Platinum Theatres 6. Showtimes can be found on their website.