The Angry Birds Movie is finally here. We actually saw the new film based on the Angry Birds video games last Saturday. The Angry Birds Movie is one of those films that is more entertaining for young kids than adults. I enjoyed the animated movie, but my youngest son (age seven) really loved the film. He’s a big Angry Birds nut and he’s been so excited about the new movie. It did not disappoint him. When he got home, he got right back into the Angry Birds universe with his Angry Birds toys. The Angry Birds Movie (Sony Pictures) will open in theaters tonight. BTW, the film is rated PG for rude humor and action.
Why The Birds Are So Angry
I have a confession, I thought this movie explained why the birds are so angry with the pigs in the Rovio video game. It turns out I was wrong. Most gamers already know the birds are angry with the pigs because the pigs stole their eggs. I think the film is actually about why some of the birds are more angry than the other birds. In the story, Red, Chuck, Bomb and Terence have been sentenced to anger management class. Red is there because he’s an outcast and lost his temper while on a delivery. Chuck is there because he caused problems with a cop after he was cited for speeding (Chuck is super fast — like the Flash). And Bomb is there because he literally explodes when he gets upset. I’m not sure why Terence is there. He’s a gigantic bird that growls, but he really didn’t seem angry to me.
The Story of the Birds and the Pigs
In the movie, most of the birds live in harmony with each other on a remote island. Then one day, some pigs arrive to the island on a ship. [Question: why are the pigs green?] They act really friendly, but Red is suspicious and thinks the pigs are up to something. Unfortunately, the other birds don’t believe Red. But then one night, while the birds were partying, the pigs stole all their eggs and sailed back to their island. Red rallies the other birds and they go after the pigs. When they arrive on the pigs’ island, the birds use a gigantic sling shot to attack the pigs and rescue their eggs.
Extra Scene in The Angry Birds Movie
After the movie is over, there’s a musical number. Then after that, there’s an extra scene of the Blue Birds (Jay, Jake and Jim) launching themselves from the slingshot. It’s nothing special, but it’s there if you’re willing to wait a minute or two at the end of the story.
The Voice Cast
The Angry Birds Movie features the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis (Red), Josh Gad (Chuck), Danny McBride (Bomb), Sean Penn (Terence), Peter Dinklage (Mighty Eagle), Kate McKinnon (Stella), Keegan-Michael Key (Judge Peckinpah), Tituss Burgess (Photog), Bill Hader (Leonard), Maya Rudolph (Matilda), Ike Barinholtz (Edward), Tony Hale (Ross), and Jillian Bell (Bobby’s Mom). The Angry Birds Movie was directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly.
The Angry Birds Movie Synopsis
In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds — or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem; speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen); and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) 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.