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Fergal Reilly & Clay Kaytis
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About the Movie
In this hilarious animated adventure comedy, you'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 145
- Fresh: 63
- Rotten: 82
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The kids of today deserve better. So do I, come to think of it.
Fresh: The 3-D animated film delivers a mildly diverting mix of winky meta-jokes and moral lessons, cannily aimed at both the next generation of tiny consumers and their more sophisticated parents.
Fresh: Repackaged way past the time when the game was a peak obsession, this animated joyride is still an irresistible invitation to shake your sillies out.
Rotten: The game "Angry Birds," at its core, is a destination for switching off your brain. And movies, even throw-away summer animated kid films, should aim for something more.
A flocking great time, reversing the curse!
Was this egg a rotten one? Flock no! The Angry Birds Movie opens with Red (Jason Sudeikis) rushing to his job of a… birthday clown (or hatchday as they call it)? He’s late, and his customers refuse to pay when he arrives at the end of the party, prompting him to become a very angry bird (no pun intended, but I like it). Long story short, this confrontation ends with Red being the first face the family’s unhatched child, who is prematurely hatched. After that, we get the title, and during the opening credits, we get a non-linear montage of Red’s backstory; his childhood and young adulthood, along with his hatching. I just found it hilarious the way they translated some of people’s thought processes and behaviors into bird processes and behaviors (similar to Disney’s Zootopia, except here, we focus on birds. Speaking of that, I now recall there weren’t any birds in Zootopia, which makes me wonder…). After establishing Red’s character, we see him in court, where the naturalist bird family (They asked for a gluten-free cake) argues to the judge(s) (Keegan-Michael Key) that they wanted to do a slow, natural hatching for their child, with soothing music, and for their faces to be the first he saw (Sounds like a certain group of humans I can name). Since Red stole that experience from them, he is sentenced to the harshest punishment: Anger management class led by a teacher named Matilda (Maya Rudolph), where we meet the other main players in this game, I mean, movie: speedster Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Terence (Sean Penn). Chuck is in there for messing with a cop who gave him a speeding ticket (it definitely was not ice-cream), Bomb is there because he has an in-game ability, I mean, issue, where he blows up when surprised, and Terence is in for something so horrific, it’s left to our imagination when he gives Red a glare, and sirens are seen/heard in the background. I assume it was meant to be “worse in our imagination,” and up to the audience to decide what he did. One day, a mysterious boat shows up, and Leonard the Pig (Bill Hader) slides out to greet his new “friends.” Long story short, he and his pigs befriend all the birds, except for Red, who sees that he’s bacon something up (sorry, had to be done), and with Chuck and Bomb, they set out on an epic quest to find Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), and after a hilarious introduction to him, they try to enlist his help, mostly after Red discovers Leonard was bacon something up, because the island is being blanketed by these pigs and their influence (I promise they don’t overuse puns here, you could say they don’t “smurf it up.” They don’t even make the pig jokes I’m making). Following the abduction, they go from happy birds, to angry birds! Now, you’re probably assuming “This is based on a video (mobile) game, how could this be any good?” I’ll just say now… Chuck was obnoxious. I liked how his character was the impatient speedster, but they overplayed that part just a little (and that was definitely not ice-cream). That’s my only penalty: they overplayed Chuck’s speedster attitude. It was part of the game, but that was the only part of the game that went wrong. Josh Gad did a nice job though of portraying him. I just think they overplayed it. The rest went right: the plot moved fast enough that we stayed invested in these characters, but not too fast that we didn’t get to care for Red, Chuck, Bomb, Matilda, Terence, and even the one-off birds to an extent. The pigs were only a legitimate threat to the birds because the birds were too trusting and too mild-mannered, allowing the pigs in because they were too nice for their own good. It works though, because it really was paradise, ruined by pigs instead of a snake. The animation is nice. The feathers of the birds looked realistic, and the pigs were smooth as a baby’s skin, but Leonard’s beard and the water looked realistic enough, but not so realistic that they tried rendering too realistically. Computers aren’t there yet. Heitor Pereira’s score takes a completely different direction than the game, but the game’s theme can be heard once in a subtle, Pixar-style easter egg: just listen for it, and you’ll hear it. He is aided by an awesome mix of other songs, but for some of you, there is one you may not like. I won’t say it, because you’ll know it when you hear it. Don’t let that distract you from the otherwise hilarious humor: from pseudo-profanity (flocking angry, pluck me, etc.) to bird puns, what could have been a Batman and Robin scenario was confined to here and there. It was a very ice thing for them to do. You can chill out, because The Angry Birds Movie is a heartwarming, relatable story that only subtly references the game without cramming it down our throats, and on top of that, the curse has been reversed! Video game movies have been made great! Hope Hollywood can do it again, whether with a sequel (one is enough) or an adaptation of my all-time favorite video game, done by the right people!
WHAT WAS UP WITH THIS MOVIE?
This movie is god awful. I know I'm not the target audience but I feel bad how kids are force fed this horse s***. The pacing is terrible jumping from one plot point to the next without resolving half of them by the end of it. ALOT of the jokes fall flat. And remember the eagle pissing scene in the trailers? Did you think just hearing the pissing noise wasn't good enough? Did you want to see his full urine stream? No? I didn't think so either...BUT THEY SHOW IT ANYWAYS! With how many absurdly dirty jokes they make (one being where the yellow bird chuck wants to have sex with the entire village after all of the eggs are stolen and he literally announces it to everyone and starts thrusting his groin to show he's ready...THATS A THING IN THIS MOVIE!) IM SURPRISED THEY DIDN'T JUST SHOW THE EAGLES C*** TOO! This movie is terrible, just go bring your kids to the new jungle book or see Zootopia again. Modern cinema doesn't deserve this crap.
A great movie
This movie's 3D animation is prefect! He amazing that they can put everything so great in the game. Red looks really great! Kids are happy😜😀