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The Pirates! Band of Misfits trailer online

PiratesBandofMisfits.jpgThe Pirates! Band of Misfits is an Aardman animation, which should be enough to win you over straight away but let me add that it's directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, Lord directed Chicken Run, and it stars Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton and Russell Tovey.

Surely now you must be salivating at the chance to see the trailer? Well I was, and I wasn't disappointed. While I wasn't blown away either, the magic of Aardman was there in the animation and the characterisation, and there's plenty of comedy that made me laugh.

It's hard to get Aardman through in a trailer though, the comedy is layered and often builds upon the previous joke, and the one before that, and I'm not judging the film on these short clips. However what I have seen looks to be a lot of fun.

Here's The Pirates! Band of Misfits blurb for the film.

In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain - a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Sounds good, and here's The Pirates! Band of Misfits trailer for you to get your jolly roger into. You can also see it over at Apple Trailers. It's won me over I can tell you.

I love Aardman, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits looks like it's going to win me over yet again, helped along by an excellent and oddly placed Hugh Grant as the lead pirate. Why does that fish dressed as a pirate joke get me?



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