Sunday
05
Aug
2pm
Back Pirates in an adventure with...
 
Sun
05
Aug
class rating
Sunday, 05 August 2018 at 2pm
Animation
  • Animation
  • 2012
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 88 mins.
 
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Pirates... is another gem from Aardman Productions, adapted by Gideon Defoe, from his children's book. It is effortlessly and unassumingly funny – and terrifically smart.. Hugh Grant provides the voice for the Pirate Captain, a rather hopeless cutlass-wielder whose dearest wish is to win the Pirate of the Year award: Grant's self-deprecating self-doubt is a return to the glory days of Four Weddings. When his crew accidentally boards the Beagle and captures Charles Darwin, our hero is pitched into an adventure involving Queen Victoria herself. The film is bursting with fun and packed with gags, often of the incidental, visual kind. It doesn’t look expensive; nor does it look cheap. It just looks the way Aardman films should, which is glorious. There are so many jokes, verbal and visual ones, that it takes multiple viewings to drink it all in.

Director:

 
Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt
 
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