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This review is from: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists [DVD]  (DVD)
I love Aardman and was really looking forward to this film - Wallace and Gromit are pure genius and "Chicken Run" was very good too. So this film has to be full of visual gags, clever lines and a convoluted but funny plot - right? WRONG!. I could tell in the first few minutes that I was going to hate this film. It is boring, predictable, and totally unoriginal. Sure the animation is visually stunning, and there are a few clever sight gags (but surprisingly few), but I chuckled only a couple of times. In fact the cinema was largely silent throughout - stunned at how bad it was. The story is lame and much of the supposed humour seems to have been copied from other films. It really was dreadful: my wife and 12 year-old both hated it too. The cast try their best but the script is dull and obvious. Both Hugh Grant and David Tennant are weak as the main characters and I thought more would be made of the pirate crew - but no. As another reviewer says, this is worse than "Gnomeo and Juliet" - and that is saying something!
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Initial post: 12 Apr 2012 16:43:40 BDT
El Zilcho says:
Posted on 13 Aug 2012 16:54:56 BDT
John Colman says:
It kept my under-tens quiet and engaged for the duration.
Perhaps they're more the target audience.
Posted on 3 Oct 2012 10:35:49 BDT
Mike Hunt says:
have to disagree lots of subtlety on show
my childs chuckleometer gave a much higher score than similar childrens releases
Posted on 27 Oct 2012 16:12:39 BDT
L. van Zyl says:
Dire I think is a bit strong. It's all a matter of personal taste, of course, but my 4 children (ranging from 7 years to 18 months) all love it as do I. We have the DVD and my it gets watched regularly. Any film that introduces your kids to the tunes of Tenpole Tudor can't be all bad now surely?
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