• Andrew Tuck

The Angry Birds Movie

Courtesy: Sony Pictures

The Plot:

Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red, who just can't get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.

Courtesy: Sony Pictures

The Verdict:

The Angry Birds Movie, for those who don't know, is based of the hugely popular mobile app game and online story film.

The storyline for the game and movie are the same, birds fight against pigs to win.

Compared to other kids movies that I've seen this is well and truly a movie for kids between 2-5 years of age. After attending the Sydney premiere I got to hear some of the kids reactions; many loved it, some got scared and others couldn't remember what happened.

The movie starts off Red, the main character of The Angry Bird world, rushing through Bird Island to deliver a cake to a kids birthday. When Red arrives, dressed as a clown, he is confronted by the parent birds about being late and the fact he was told not to come as a clown. This confrontation makes Red angry and is sent by the court to complete an anger management course, because everyone on Bird Island is happy.

Red from a young age was always the outcast. The chick that no one wanted around. He found a role model in the mythical tale of the Mighty Eagle, Red believed the Mighty Eagle was real and lives high up in the mountains.

All was happy and peaceful on Bird Island until the arrival of a boat full of pigs. The pigs arrive with many flashy gifts and big show numbers intended to mesmerise the birds, but Red is sceptical. Red decides he needs to find the Mighty Eagle to help convice the others the pigs are bad.

Red, after a montage of adventure shots, finds the Mighty Eagle who turns out to be a missive disappointment. The Mighty Eagle to me seemed like the character of The Wizard in the Wizard of Oz, hiding secrets about his true self and trying to seem like a person he really isn't.

Meanwhile the pigs are throwing a massive party to distract the birds while they complete their master plan, stealing the bird's eggs.

Red arrives back and the birds turn to him to be their leader and lead the rebellion against the pigs.

If you've ever played the Angry Birds game you can probably guess what happens next so I won't spoil it for you.

The moral to the story? Never give up on what you believe in and maybe go see another movie.

Swing and a miss for me.


2 out of 5 Choc Tops


Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Josh God

Directed by:

Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

#2016 #SonyPictures #Animation #Action #Adventure

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