The Angry Birds Movie – Takes You Away from the Game & Into the World
Review by Sydney Goldie & Nick Sarban – 3/5 buckets of popcorn
You might not expect much from a movie that was based on a mobile phone game, but Sony Pictures Imageworks managed to create an adequate plot that will keep you interested for most of the film. The Angry Birds Movie follows Red (Jason Sudeikis), an angry bird in a community of blissfully happy birds. Labelled as an outcast by his community, Red is sent to anger management classes to help rehabilitate his temper in order to fit into the community. The classes are led by former angry bird, Matilda (Maya Rudolf). Matilda’s class introduces Red to his future companions; Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride). Terence (Sean Penn), a bird that only growls is also in the anger management class. As a boat of pigs moves into the community, Red becomes suspicious which further isolates him from his fellow birds. Red, Chuck and Bomb seek help from the retired and tired community legend, the Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) who leaves the task of saving the bird community with Red.
The Angry Birds Movie will keep kids entertained with a variety of action scenes and humorous stunts, but it fails to do the same for the older audiences. The movie provides some relatable content for adults by including a few aged jokes and a relatively cranky main character, but it won’t give you the same thrill that films like “The Lego Movie” or “Up” gave you. The main reason for this is the predictive plot and the lack of a surprise ending. With all this being said, the movie was still enjoyable and worth seeing on a rainy Sunday afternoon with your family. At the end of the day, the film is meant to entertain kids and I would say it does just that!