Pirates! Band of Misfits opens in theaters tomorrow and so far, it has received rave reviews. In fact, Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 86% on their Tomatometer. Pirates! Band of Misfits is about Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh Grant, who sets out to defeat his rivals for Pirate of the Year. For years, this honor has eluded him. His rivals are Cutlas Liz (Salma Hayek) and Bill Bellemy (Jeremy Piven). The quest takes them from Blood Island to Victorian London. In the end, Pirate Captain must choose between basking in the glory of being crowned Pirate of the Year, or staying faithful to his trusted crew.
Reviewers are calling the movie “maniacally inventive” with “quirky characters and sight gags.” Overall, it is funny, the characters very likable, the story entertaining and the stop motion animation is state-of-the-art. Plus, even though it is animated, it could mean a come-back for Hugh Grant, who hasn’t made a movie since 2009 and that one only got a 12% on the Tomatometer, P-U!
Even though we have had no word yet if we will get licensed Pirates! Band of Misfits costumes, I for one, still look forward to seeing this movie with my family. If you could use a good laugh, then check out Pirates! and let us know what you thought of it.