Film Review: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (2012)

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits


88 Min


Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Plot: Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

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Movie Summary:

Pirate Captain a failure as a pirate sets his sights on the Pirate of the year Award. He applied numerous times but never won. He decides this year would change that. To his crew he is the best pirate in the world, but when compared to other pirates, he was not much of a pirate. He goes to sign up, Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz show up, and he decides to give up on sending in his application.

He is embarrassed and decides to leave the bar after everyone was laughing at him. He decides to attack every ship he meets in search of gold in hopes of proving the other pirates wrong. Unsuccessful he attacks one final ship, on board was a scientist, who told the Pirate Captain about his parrot and about gold and glory, as the Pirate Captain had a Dodo bird, which was supposedly extinct.

The Pirate Captain sets sail into England and win the award, but unfortunately, he was not given any money as the competition does give out money. He meets Queen Victoria and blows his cover as a scientist. She pardons him, in hopes of getting her hands on his Dodo bird. Pirate Captain is tricked and sells the bird for a lot of gold to the Queen; and immediately set sail for the Pirate of the Year Awards.

Pirate Captain wins the award but Black Bellamy who was upset at the fact of losing to him, found a newspaper that had the headline of the Pirate Captain being pardoned. Pirate Captain is stripped of his pirate status and abandoned by his crew. He ventures to London in hopes of seeing his dodo, he learns about what the queen really uses the animals she collects for and sets out to find her ship to put an end to it.

He finds the ship and with the help of his crew, they retrieve the dodo, put an end to the meet, and anger the queen who put out an insanely high reward for the Pirate Captain.


A great family movie, lots of laughs and a great story behind it. The only other thing was how insanely big Queen Victoria’s but was, it like if she had a car trunk.

One Reply to “Film Review: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (2012)”

  1. Thanks for this review. I’ve been hearing mixed reviews about this movie and I wasn’t really sure if it would be worth the rent. Your review makes it sound really funny and that’s just what I’m looking for to make a good family movie night. I added it to my Blockbuster @ Home queue and the movie should be out to me in the next few days via mail. I work at Dish so I’ve been using the service for quite some time now. I really liked the trailer you included in your post. It really does look like this movie will be one that the whole family can enjoy. I especially like the part where the Pirate Captain crashes on to the Leper boat and one of them explains that they have no gold. The other part that made me laugh was the beeping the boat made when it was backing up. I know my kids will love it and I can’t wait to see it.

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