Okay, so a movie based on an addictive smartphone game? Yeah that happened. The movie is set on “Bird Island”, a paradise for the birds, who are oblivious to the outside world. These innocent easy going creatures live a simple care-free life where the eggs they lay takes precedence over all. Of course there are a few exceptions.
Meet Red, our Angry Bird. He’s a social pariah who outcasts himself, and has clear anger issues from the moment we meet him. This leads him to have to partake in a compulsory anger management course, where he meets other birds with the similar problems. The birds are visited by green pigs, who befriend the birds (all but Red). The pigs ultimately reveal their true colours and which means Red has to leave the entire flock to bring the pigs to justice.
This will be a quick review as there isn’t much to this film if I’m completely honest. Jason Sudekis as Red is one of the highlights of the movie. With his sarcastic and witty humour and his grumpy tone, he fits the part. The movie proves that it is more than a gimmick, and delivers a mildly diverting mix of both adult and humour for the kids. This movie is perfect for all ages. There is a dedication to X-Men’s Quicksilver believe it or not – and you may have noticed … I am a little bit obsessed with him -, but Josh Gad as Chuck (the fast running yellow bird), makes me think too much of Olaf from Frozen –Ew…May be a good thing to some of you, but not for me – Let it go G, Let it go. Also, Peter Dinklage starts as the flying eagle, the only Bird who can fly on the Island. As a huge Dinklage fan, I thought this casting was strange when I first heard about it, but after seeing the movie, he fits the boots. Trust me, that guy has acting range.
I do feel as though the film has been dragged out at some points, however I did enjoy it. I would say however, instead of paying money to go watch it in the cinema, just wait for it to come on TV. It’s not exactly a must-see movie but it’s great for those of you who may have kids (It really keeps them entertained).