Kids Film Review: The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists


Each week FILMCLUB will be bringing you reviews of the latest and classic DVD releases that feature on the charity’s 4,000 strong catalogue.

And so you know exactly whether you’ll like it or not, the reviews come from kids just like you!

Puss in Boots is out on DVD this week – check out what some FILMCLUB members make of the film!


pirates-still-3Leonadro, aged 10:
“Arrgh! Come ye scurvy shipmates, come and watch this film! This film is the best English film ever! It’s absolutely hilarious.

This film is about a Pirate Captain who wants to be Pirate of the Year. When he discovers that his parrot is a dodo he goes to London to sell her.

pirates-still-2Sadly, London is reigned over by Queen Victoria, mortal enemy of Pirates. Meanwhile Charles Darwin tries to steal the dodo to attract Queen Victoria to him. Can the pirate sell the dodo, not upset his crew, and escape Queen Victoria? Watch the film to find out.

The film is jam-packed with hilarious jokes on Charles Darwin, science, Queen Victoria, pirates and lots more. Aardman have just made (what I believe) is the best English film ever. The film is no doubt 5 stars.”

5 stars out of 5


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