Release date:May 20, 2016
Studio:Columbia Pictures (Sony)
Directors:Fergal Reilly, Clay Kaytis
MPAA Rating:PG (for rude humor and action)
Starring:Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage
Cinemas across the country will come to know why an island full of colorful birds has become so ANGRY! The top downloaded mobile game Angry Birds has now officially come to cinemas in The Angry Birds Movie. Rovio Entertainment along with Columbia Pictures and SPI bring us a film based on the fairly thin premise introduced in the game… Some green pigs have stolen the birds’ eggs and have fortified themselves behind mind boggling amounts of TNT, trampolines and highly destructible architecture. The film expands on this story a little by emphasizing the fact that the eggs being stolen is akin to kidnapping the bird community’s children. It adds a slightly heavier emotional weight to the proceedings, but I for one just found myself wishing they’d churn through the story faster and get to the bird/pig carnage.
I took my four nephews, aged 12 down to 6, and every one of them enjoyed the film. Each of them had a different favorite part, or favorite character. So the film plays very well for children. There is plenty of grown up humor in the film as well to keep parents (or Uncles) entertained as well. The animation is gorgeous and the RealD 3D was superb. The voice acting from the likes of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Sean Penn, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage was fun and on character.
The Angry Birds Movie is bright, light hearted fun for the whole family and is better than expected.