Action | Animation | Comedy
Clay Kaytis | Fergal Reilly
USA | Finland
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Harder, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Blake Shelton, Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox
When an island populated by happy, flightless birds is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to three unlikely outcasts - Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride) - to figure out what the pigs are up to.
I absolutely love the Angry Birds video game apps. I have all of them. I also have Red's plush toy, and tons of other gadgets. So yeah, I was pretty excited about this film, but I didn't have very high expectations. I was afraid it was going to be just a dumb kids movie. I was wrong.
Visually beautiful and voiced by a talented cast, "The Angry Birds Movie" is a funny, colourful animation flick, for both kids and adults alike.
Hollywood can hardly make a decent video game film, even one with an already good story. But Angry Birds does have a very simple story - Pigs steal eggs, Birds try to get them back - and I'm very impressed with how the writers handled it.
The story brought to the screen is still quite simple so that the kids can follow along, but it is engaging and we finally get to know how it all began.
But don't worry, there's plenty of inside jokes, visual gags, and all the characters are funny and decently developed which will make you enjoy the film even if you have never played the game.
To be honest, I think adults will enjoy it the most. There's some scenes involving Chuck, the yellow bird, that are definitely an homage to Quicksilver. And there is also a "The Shining" reference with two pigs dressed alike saying redrum.
And it does have a message. Without mincing words, the film says that sometimes you need to get angry, because anger can give you the determination to do the right thing.