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The Pirates (film review)

Film: The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Year: 2012
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Peter Lord
Starring: Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven
About: Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzddJ-yxaqY

My Review:
Looking on my list on Netflix of movies to watch I decided to give The Pirates! Band of Misfits a watch for the very first time.

The film is about a group of pirates who after entering the Pirate of the Year award goes to try and do a successful looting ends up finding Charles Darwin who after realising that the pirates have the last dodo after thinking it has been extinct for the last 150 years try to capture it for Queen Victoria. However, the pirates will do anything to keep their dodo.

I found this film rather average to watch, this isn't a film in which I would watch very often but once in a while would be a good thing to see. This film could have done with adding some more comedy as it didn't feel like the film had that much to me personally. I did think however, that having the pirates try and win an award and realising that their bird could be the way to do it was a good story line and rather original. With adding a scientist such as Charles Darwin as a main character as well I thought that it added a great aspect to the movie as it showed the science show with a bit more esteemed scientific show.

I did however, think that the film did get a little boring to watch and didn't have that much humour in which I would expect from a children's movie. This film seemed to me a little repetitive which added to that but it was something that people would have been able to watch.

I think that this film would be good for children and those who are wanting something a little different from usual pirate movies.

My Rating: 3/5 

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