"The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists" (what's called "The Pirates: Band of Misfits" here in the US), anyone? … Anyone else love this movie?
It had the 'band of misfits' title here in New Zealand as well. I saw it
but can't say that I thought it was all that great. (Though I am going to buy the DVD in a few weeks so who knows, maybe it will have grown on me.
) At present I like it better than A Close Shave
but not as much as the rest of Aardman's works.
An example of what didn't quite work for me was the Queen's reason for hating pirates so much. It worked well enough in Blue Sky's Robots
but here just feels lazy and arbitrary.
Strangely, I could see more points to criticize in Arthur Christmas
than in Pirates
yet I liked the former much more. (And I'm gutted that it isn't coming out on DVD/blueray till next Christmas!