The Angry Birds Movie: A terrible adaptation of a pretty addicting video game.


I'm not going to lie. The idea for an Angry Birds movie actually did appeal to me for some reason. I did like the video game. It was pretty fun and really addicting causing the game to be one of the most download smartphone apps of all time. The game had also made a series of animated shorts that actually aren't that bad. So, I did have hopes for "The Angry Birds Movie" to be pretty decent. That was a mistake I made. A huge mistake I made because this movie is just awful. I mean, really bad. It's certainly not one of the worst animated movies ever made, but trust me. It's an absolutely terrible movie.

The story of the movie focuses on Red (Jason Sudeikis) a bird whose anger problems end him up in an anger management class along with four others like Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), Matilda (Maya Rudolph), and Terrence (Sean Penn). If you want to know why Red acts this way, it turns out he had one of those clichéd backstories where it's revealed that he was bullied by the other birds his age because he has no parents and has big eyebrows. After being in the class for some time, a boatload of pigs arrives at the island where they live, lead by a king pig (Bill Hader) who decides to become friends with the birds. However, it turns out to be a lie because the pigs take all the eggs from the birds and leave the island so they can eat them on their own island. The birds turn to Red for help and it's up to him and his friends from the anger management class to follow the pigs and get back the eggs.

I should have realized the doom I was heading into when I realized that the screenwriter worked on "Alvin and the Chipmunks" which is one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my entire life. The story is not the worst thing about the movie. It does follow the video game rather faithfully, right down to the slingshots. However, it's really clichéd. It has scenes we've seen so many times in other movies with no changes. The characters, on the other hand, are awful. I never liked a single solitary character in this entire movie. Every single character in this movie was either annoying, stupid, or just jerks and I hated every single one of them, particularly the main character Red whom I think said over twenty puns in the span of an hour and a half. Speaking of the puns, the jokes are another horrible thing about this film. The jokes in this film range from being disgusting to inappropriate. These jokes really annoyed me and disgusted me to the point that I decided would never show my kids this film. For example, there was a scene where a character was reading a book Fifty Shades of Green. Yeah, good idea promoting a book that has tons of sex in it in a kids movie. The only good thing in this entire film was the animation. It looked very pretty had nice colors and looked at least like an Angry Birds movie. I just wish that I put the movie on mute so I didn't have to listen to the horrendous dialogue.

Overall, I really hated "The Angry Birds Movie". It's truly an awful movie. I really wished somebody at the studio had taken a look at the script and discarded it before the film started production because if they did, it would have been one hundred percent better. If your kids really want to see something related to Angry Birds, just go buy them "Angry Birds Toons" and don't waste money on this disaster. It's really not worth watching.

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