The Schmoes take to the high-seas for claymation-style adventure with “Pirates!”…would this silly band of swashbucklers give our heroes a voyage to remember? Or would the Schmoes leave the theater muttering “arrggg!” (yep, we couldn’t resist).
When one thinks about pirates on the high-seas, the brain naturally conjures images of hooks, beards, and wooden-peg appendages. And with the new film “Pirates!”, add Play-Do to that list…that’s right, the latest entry from the creators of “Wallace and Gromit” and “Chicken Run” is a good ol’ fashioned swashbuckling pirate adventure! Always up for some light-hearted pillaging, the Schmoes Know land-lubbers headed into the theater hoping to find cinematic treasure for plunderers of all ages.
While animation has certainly grown in popularity over the last few decades (hey, it even has it’s own award category at the Oscars), claymation has remained on the back-burner to computer-generated fare from companies like Pixar. And since they began their movie program Schmoes Know, Mark and Kristian have found that animation of all kinds are consistently some of the best films of the year. But for a pirate ride like no other, the team at Aardman Animations has brought back the stop-motion technology and combined the best in 3D technology for a truly unique feel…when the Pirate Captain decides this is the year he is destined to win the “Pirate of the Year” award, he and his lovable crew set off on a quest that will take them around the know world. Whether it’s swordplay with rival bands of ne’er-do-wells or employing clever disguises to outwit Queen Victoria, this motley crew is up for anything.
A fast-paced story with stunning visuals and a ribald sense of humor is the treasure “Pirates!” seek; as for the Schmoes? Well, they just wanted a fun time at the movies…and maybe a sea shanty to croon on the voyage home. Check out their review right now!The Pirates, Band of Misfits Review,