REVIEW: THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE
Doing a review for The Angry Birds Movie from Columbia Pictures Philippines featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis and Peter Dinklage.
In the 3D animated comedy, “The Angry Birds Movie,” we’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry.
“The Angry Birds Movie” takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) 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.
Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage, as well as Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla), the Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis, produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder, screenplay by Jon Vitti, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.
Opening across the Philippines on May 11, “Angry Birds” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
So the age-old war between the birds and the piggies heads to Hollywood with a new feature length animated film. And the best thing about this is they brought along Hollywood A-Listers to lend their voices. But is it enough?
With a lowered expectation the answer is yes. Coming to the screening without an idea except for the game will net you a yes. Attending with high expectations could ruin the film for you. I’ll tell you one thing, the game makes good in wanting you to grab your device and play Angry Birds. The visuals will make you do that I swear.
The plot however is predictable as hell and that’s OK because this is for the kids. Its still the story of the birds trying to get back their eggs which has been stolen by the pigs. Only this time, they tried to put in depth with Sudeikis’ Red, focusing on his anger issues and then putting him in the position of the only character who doubted the pig’s motives for visiting the island.
Still the movie did not disappoint (again if you lower expectations). The jokes range from good to really funny. Too bad the best one was already shown in a clip involving Chuck, Bomb and Mighty Eagle. That would have been a hoot (no pun intended) to see for the first time.
Voicework is convincing in most parts except for Sudeikis and Gad who we can hear more often than not. Whether thats a good thing or a bad thing, I leave it up to you dear readers.
Special thanks to Columbia Pictures for the invite.
The Angry Birds Movie opens today, May 11 in your favorite cinemas.