The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)


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After dozens of years and failed attempts to be crowned Pirate of the Year, Pirate Captain and his goofy crew of misfits set out again to capture the most booty and finally win the top prize. After many fruitless attempts to pillage and plunder the Pirate Captain and his crew meets a quiet fellow named Darwin who promises 'untold riches' for their prized parrot Polly back in London. As the Queen, Darwin, and the Pirate Captain peruse their own agendas everyone will have to make some tough choices. Will the Pirate Captain choose fame and fortune or his crew?

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits VERDICT

The Pirates! is a fun twist from the viewpoint of the typical bad guys, the pirates. See what it feels like to be in the shoes of a pirate and trying to win the respect of friends and comrades by acquiring treasure and hopefully becoming recognized at The Pirate of the Year!

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits CAST

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits PARENTS GUIDE

Parents should know The Pirates! Band of Misfits is not your typical pirate movie. In this spin-off, the pirates are the main story and portrayed as the good guys. The audience sees from the pirates’ point of view what it may be like to strive to be the best pirate by winning the coveted prize, Pirate of the Year. There are some fighting scenes with swords and guns as well as mild language such as “hell.” There are also some historical characters throughout, Charles Darwin and Queen Victoria but there doesn’t seem to be any educational value added by these historical characters. Overall the pirates’ typical scary and violent reputation is outgunned by their values of family, friendship, and striving to do their best to accomplish their goal.


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For a more in depth parent guide check out Common Sense Media. 

The Pirates! Band of Misfits BOX OFFICE

Opening weekend in the U.S. The Pirates! Band of Misfits brought in an estimated $11,137,734. The movie budget is estimated to have been around $55 million. The Pirates! Band of Misfits brought in a worldwide gross total at the box-office of $123,054,041.

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits REVIEW

I found myself looking forward to this movie’s release this past summer. I believe it was the first of three claymations of the year and I was looking forward to something besides 3D animation.

The claymation was good and didn’t take anything away from the movie however it didn’t really add any extra pizzaz either. It was just good. They just didn’t seem to push the boundaries with it or try anything new.

The story could have been much better. I think this is where the film let me down most of all. The story wasn’t very interesting and it didn’t have much to do with pirates or competing with other pirates. It probably could have been better if they would have left London out of the story and focused more on competing with the other pirate crews.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits top movie star voices are Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Imelda Staunton, David Tennant, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed, and more. Featured Animation ranks this movie a 3.5 on a scale from 1 to 5.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits PLOT SUMMARY (SPOILERS)

The Pirates! Band of Misfits SOUNDTRACK

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  1. I Hate Pirates!
  2. Attacking Ships
  3. The Competition
  4. Not a Total Success
  5. The Ascent of Man
  6. Masked Monkey Chase
  7. Attacking the Beagle
  8. Feathery Heart and Soul
  9. Fog on the Thames
  10. Girl Guides
  11. Wait a Mo’!
  12. Dreams Turn to Dust
  13. The Captain’s Dream
  14. Baby Clothes
  15. The Queen’s Lair
  16. Market Chase
  17. The Dream Fulfilled
  18. Panda Face Fritters
  19. Poor Defenseless Me
  20. Unpardoned

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