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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It was okBy a customer , 24 Jan 2013Rented for my 4 yr old son to watch, but we didn't enjoy it all that much sadly. He got bored halfway through as I would say its probably for older children.
Wallace forgottenBy a customer , 24 Jan 2013This film does not have the quirky humour that we have come to expect from Aardman. Although the animation is excellent, it somehow detracts from what we have grown to expect. Like so many, moving to the big screen isn't always a good thing. Forget the humour of Wallace and Gromit, Don't expect the brilliance of Toy Story or Monsters Inc. and you might enjoy this film for what it is.
Good fun, though not Aardman's bestBy BenLaw (32 reviews) , 22 Jan 2013A bit like with Pixar, even if Aardman make a film below their best, it is better than most things out there. And so it is with Pirates. It goes without saying that it is intelligent, packed with jokes on different levels, has something for children and adults and is animation of the highest calibre. It doesn't hit the heights of Wallace and Gromit though. Perhaps part of the problem is trying to learn to love and care what happens to a whole group of new characters, which doesn't quite happen quickly enough. This is made more difficult by the slightly contrived plot which doesn't seem to progress in a natural way as Wallace and Gromit does (Charles Darwin as grovelling thief? Queen Victoria as evil animal killer?). It is also a slightly odd choice that the main stunt scene, whilst brilliant, is not the climactic scene. Still, this is great entertainment, it is packed with voice stars and the kids should love it. Not Aardman's best, but still better than most.
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Dis appointedBy a customer , 19 Jan 2013I was really looking forward to watching this with the family and we were all very disappointed, in fact, I even fell asleep. Something I do not normally do.
HaHaaaarrr me hearties..By themethatisme (10 reviews) from Newcastle upon Tyne , 19 Jan 2013Excellent, great fun story with lots of the oddities that work from Aardman usually encompasses. almost made me like Hugh Grant for a while. Silly slapstick humour and punnery of the best quality.