Though Turn Me On, Dammit! used its titular title exclamation mark as part of an ironic joke, as the film itself was largely very somber and subtle, Aardman producer Peter Lord's (Chicken Run) claymation family comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits embraces the ridiculous so enthusiastically that its flamboyant punctuation not only seems acceptable, but absolutely necessary. Based of British author Gideon Defoe's series of children's books (Defoe adapted the screenplay for the film as well), the film tells the story of a lovably egotistical pirate captain with the name "Pirate Captain" (Hugh Grant), as he attempts to win "The Pirate of the Year" award. Going off on several comedic tangents, it's clear Lord is far more interested in clever visual gags than any type of major dramatic plot, which is perfectly fine. The film flies so fast and furious with its jokes that it's near impossible to keep up; and there's the added bonus of a new Flight of the Concords song which sounds so similar to the generic music it's parodying that the laughs don't arise until after it's finished. The film is like a well oiled machine, unrelenting in its constant humor.
And besides, why would you want it to stop?
*Once more, on the 2D vs. 3D war. Though I saw the film in 2D, there're several gimmicky gags which would definitely make the 3D worthwhile, while maybe not completely necessary. 2D is perfectly fine, but if seen in 3D, you probably won't be demanding your money back too quickly.