BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction

I could have done this when the Golden Globes noms were announced.  But I’m kinda lazy, plus the BAFTAs are nearer to the biggie of the awards season (the Academy Awards) so let’s rake through this year’s nominations. First of all, a sense of frustration over choice snubs from the main categories.  I would have expected gems like The Raid, Chasing Ice and Pirates! to be in the … Continue reading BAFTAs 2013: Personal reaction

Pirates! in an adventure with Scientists – 4/5 stars

Aardman is quintessentially British.  A UK-based animation house, their work with plasticine shows how old-school animation can be done properly.  Following the lukewarm reception of computer-generated features Arthur Christmas (2011) and Flushed Away (2006), Aardman have come back to stop-motion animation with their latest offering: Pirates! in an adventure with Scientists. Based on the first of two books from comedy writer Gideon Defoe, the story … Continue reading Pirates! in an adventure with Scientists – 4/5 stars