Sunday, April 29, 2012
Family Adventures: Pirates
We spent a delightful afternoon with the Mocks today. First, we had lunch at Joyce's. I really like Joyce's but I have yet to find a favorite dish there. I had the Hunan spicy pork today - good but not great.
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Afterward, we went to see The Pirates! Band of Misfits. We are all big Wallace & Gromit fans and thus excited for the latest Aardman Animation offering. For My Wife, the film satisfies many interests. For starters, she loves pirates. She's also a Doctor Who fan so David Tennant devoting his voice talents for the character of Charles Darwin was a plus. She likes Brian Blessed (The Pirate King) a lot, too.
Overall, it's a fun movie. The combined claymation/CGI animation is outstanding, as expected. The humor is clever with a nice balance of jokes to satisfy both kids and adults. I have to admit, though, that I did fall asleep part way through. Apparently, Mock did, too, which made me feel less guilty. I'd say three-out-of-five stars is a fair assessment.
Alas, April break is over now - back to work tomorrow. Sigh...