Though presented in 3-D and likely marketed seven ways to Sunday, something at the core of “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” is willfully, defiantly and wonderfully old-fashioned.
First are the pirates, as much a part of movie history as film stock, from many adaptations of “Peter Pan” and “Treasure Island” to characters the likes of Errol Flynn in “Captain Blood” and Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Read More
Peter Lord plays with dolls.The English animator, recently in The City to promote his wonderful, hilarious new stop-motion film “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” carries a black case with three figures inside: a pirate captain, a monkey and a dodo bird named Polly.Lord seems particularly taken with Polly. “She’s built like a football and doesn’t have much movement, but she’s very expressive,” he says. Read More