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ON THE SILVER SCREEN: THE BUCCANEER STOPS HERE

By Brian Lafferty

 

May 4, 2012 (San Diego) – The Pirates! Band of Misfits opens with a feel-good opening sequence. The Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) and his misfit crew pillages island after island in the Caribbean under the strains of Tenpole Tudor’s “Swords of a Thousand Men.” It’s a fitting song. The way the rah-rah and go-getting lyrics and music matched the action on-screen made me smile.

 

If only the film matched that energy and excitement for the film’s remaining 85 minutes.

 

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