The Pirates! Band Of Misfits (out now) is dull stuff. It's an animated clay-mation flick about a hopeless pirate who is trying to eclipse his rivals and win the annual award for Pirate Of The Year. The story is always struggling and it lacks the spark of previous Aardman films such as Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit. Grade: C+.