Voice Over: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Pete Dinklage, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader
Director: Clay Katis and Fergal Reilly
Producer: John Cohen and Catherine Winder
Claps For: Visual Effects, A few Humorous Punches and Climax
Slaps For: Acting silly most of the times, in a bid to appear funny and invoke laugher!
What’s New: Watching the game you have played several times come alive on the big screen in an interesting manner!
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Red is always considered as different from the other birds, thanks to his large eyebrows. A failed delivery to one of his customers leads him to serve the punishment of taking anger management classes, where he manages to make a few close friends.
Things take a turn when a boat from the Piggy Island arrives at their coast. The leader of the pig’s pack- Leonard convinces the other birds that he and other pigs are here to stay and to make their life better; despite oppositions from Red.
One fine day, Leonard and other pigs disappear from the island along with eggs of the other birds- making the other birds realize that they made a mistake by not trusting and befriending Red. But now, their only hope and their only leader to get back their kids is one man- ‘The Angry Bird’.
Direction: A directorial debut for both the directors, Clay Katis and Fergal Reilly, ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ is a gamble that doesn’t disappoint. The movie is filled with humor, with the directors making sure that they pay attention to every character and every minute detail to make the film en entertaining one.
There are bird jokes, there are green pigs patting their butts, and there’s a bit of emotional drama in the start and towards the end- making this one a complete family package. Scenes like the bromance between Red, Chuck and Bomb during their anger management classes, their meet with the Mighty Eagle and the climax make this fun a fun watch.
Having said that, a few jokes fall flat on its face- thanks to the silly act by a few characters in the movie- which were meant to make us laugh but make us wonder- “what is going on?”
Also, the scenes where Red actually appears as ‘The Angry Bird’ are very few- which had already been showcased in the various trailers to pull the audience in.
Combo-On-Offer: Animation + Humor + Drama
Verdict: We give ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ CLAPS for being an adorable, joyful and entertaining ride for all the kids out there!