*** out of **** Aardman Animations is best known as the production company responsible for films such as "Chicken Run" and the "Wallace and Gromit" films. Both are pretty big parts of my early childhood (I saw the former when it was in theaters and loved it, and watched the W&G shorts in the comfort of my home once they came out on DVD and VHS at a fairly young age), although somehow the studio has escaped me lately. Apparently, Aardman was responsible for the likes of "Flushed … more
Star Rating: The Pirates! Band of Misfits is charmingly irreverent, a triumph of stop-motion animation, and a decent 3D spectacle, although I’m unable to determine which audience it’s intended for. I have a sneaking suspicion that both children and their parents or guardians will not quite know what to make of it. The former will probably respond to the bright colors (which will be even brighter in traditional 2D) and the cartoon slapstick, but it’s … more
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