Gadzooks, is this movie bonkers. I mean, really. You would never know from the trailers — the American trailers, I mean — just how outrageous it is.
It starts off more or less like any animated pirate adventure might, I guess, with a pirate ship captained by a salty bloke called the Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) and a scruffy crew with handles like Pirate With Gout, Albino Pirate and Surprisingly Curvaceous Pirate (the last, of course, being a reference to the convention in period stories in which a woman wearing men’s clothing is unrecognizable as a woman).
But then comes a scene with the pirate crew assailing a ship called the HMS Beagle, where a lonely young bloke named, yes, Charles...READ MORE