The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists details
|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven|
|Collections:||Family, latest releases, October - Action/Thriller, October - Drama|
The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
|Run time:||1 hour 24 minutes|
|Rental release:||08 Oct 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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Warm hearted quirky and very EnglishBy a customer , 01 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I haven't seen the very final cut but have seen the work in progress (repeatedly) at crew rushes and showings of the film in it's later stages.
It's funny, the characters are endearing and it's visually incredible - a level of detail and sense of reality that fully justifies the long process of stop motion animation.
The relationship between the Captain blundering through life and his second in command trying to keep him on course forms the backbone of the film, but behind them are a cast of eccentrics and larger than life characters that keep the interest on 2nd, 3rd and umpteenth viewings.
I enjoy the complete contempt for historical fact and the weird twisting of famous characters, play spot the anachronism!
What I don't like.. not much, one or two jokes seem a bit 14 year old boyish, but that's being picky.
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What a dissapointmentBy Sycorax (6 reviews) , 20 Oct 2012So dissapointed with this. As a big fan of Aardman, both my partner and myself were looking forward to a night of great one liners and and quircky british humour. But a weak story and very little in the way of jokes just left us wondering why this film had been made.
Stick to what you do best aardman and get back to Wallace and Gromit please
seen better !!By madmummaria78 (168 reviews) , 19 Oct 2012hmmm...
found this a rather dull film, didnt like the storyline
seen much better childrens / animation films, with my daughter
i wouldnt bother renting
Unengaging DoDo!By MansBestFriend (1 review) , 19 Oct 2012I can only rate this in respect to my kids, they stopped watching it within 20 minutes.
They really weren't engaged at all.
As dead as the bird in the film, shame!
Not a patch on Wallace & Gromit or even Flushed Away.
Superb! Repeat viewing essential...By a customer , 17 Oct 2012On the first watch I was chuckling more than laughing-out-loud, but the more you see this the more you take in... and it's FANTASTIC!!! Very funny, the most superb animation, and the sets are absolutely incredible. The kids love it, and although we've seen it now more than 30 times (!), we are still finding bits that are new / funny. This is pure British comedy, made by the best of the UK's artistic talent and we LOVE it.
Another Aardman success!By Alanbuff (7 reviews) , 17 Oct 2012I have always loved Aardman animations, and this one did not disappoint. (They are certainly NOT just for children by the way, as many people including some cinema staff seem to assume. Many of the comedy elements would go right over the head of children.) Although a load of historical nonsense, if you take the whole caper at face value it is just a highly amusing, entertaining and enjoyable giggle! The extras are well worth a look, particularly the bathtub sequence, which explains the extreme lengths the team go to in constructing quite a short element of the film. The storyboard and the set construction involved is an education in itself! Not to mention the things that can go wrong and have to be repeated.