THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (U)
D: Clay Kaytis & Fergal Reilly
Columbia/Sony/Rovio (John Cohen & Catherine
USA/Finland 🇺🇸 🇫🇮 2016
W: Jon Vitti [based on characters created by Rovio
Mus: Heitor Pereira
voices of: Jason Sudeikis (Red), Josh Gad (Chuck), Danny
McBride (Bomb), Maya Rudolph (Matilda), Bill Hader (King Mudbeard / Leonard), Sean Penn (Leonard), Peter Dinklage (The Mighty Eagle)
The Angry Birds video game is a wasteful but entertaining
way to spend a few hours, the same could be said about the movie.
A community of flightless birds live in relative harmony
on their island, with only the always angry member (Red) posing a problem for their tranquil existence. This changes when a group of green pigs visit the island under the guise of friendship
and steal all the birds' eggs, taking them back to their own island to eat in a feast.
Red leads the revenge attack against the pigs, with help
from his friends, in what is virtually a big screen version of the computer game.
Though this film will perfectly adequate for young
children, the story and characters are rather standard and the attempt at wedging in some adult humour results in jokes which just don't fit.
There also seems to be an irresponsible moral that teaches
young children that getting angry is a good thing.
It's worth mentioning that the DVD is crammed with extras,
such as short films, which will likely entertain the kids even more. Not much for adults though.