In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We're the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since Frozen), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride, This is the End, Eastbound and Down) 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 (Trainwreck, Inside Out), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), and Peter Dinklage ( Game of Thrones (2011) ), as well as Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, ...Written by
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Gale was originally going to be the secret secondary antagonist as of being the main antagonist of Angry Birds Stella (2014-2016). See more »
In the overhead shot of the celebration for the pigs' arrival, Leonard and Ross are sitting at a table with The Judge seated between them. Then it quickly jumps to a close-up, and the three are now dancing behind the chairs. See more »
[Red is running through the forest frantically with an egg]
Okay. Come on, come on, come on, come on. Oh, boy. Oh, boy. Come on, Let's go. Let's go, buddy. Come on, come on, we gotta move, we gotta move.
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The end credits are accompanied by pictures retelling several scenes from the movie. Among the pictures are feathers, eggs, birds, balloons, TNT, dynamite, beach balls, umbrellas, presents, worms, items from Eagle's cave, flowers, and cowboy outfits. See more »
The UK versions cut three moments of wordplay on strong language to get a 'U' rating instead of a 'PG'. See more »
I think that because my expectations were so low going in, I ended up really enjoying this movie. The promotional footage and images with the bright colors and goofy character designs made me think that this movie was being targeted for really little kids, but DON'T BE FOOLED. This is definitely aimed for the 10 and older demographic, as evidenced by all the pee jokes and innuendos. That being said, I was delightfully surprised by the clever humor, beautiful animation, and insanely fun climax. I must say, though, that this movie's greatest achievement is having one of the best voice casts I've ever seen. Jason Sudeikis is a strong center to the film, and his deadpan delivery makes me upset that he is no longer attached to that Fletch reboot. Bill Hader creates a Gregory Peck, George C. Scott-like persona as the villainous Leonard. Peter Dinklage almost steals the show as the a flawed icon of the birds. There's also some great work being done by the likes of Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Keegan Michael-Key, and, of all people, Sean Penn, and it's fun to hear some great TV actors like Tony Hale, Danielle Brooks, Ike Barinholtz and Tituss Burgess in smaller roles. The highlights, though, are Josh Gad and Danny McBride, who help create two of the most memorable sidekicks in modern film animation. While watching this movie, I kept comparing it to Zootopia. While Zootopia had a much more original premise and all-around creativity, Angry Birds was stronger in terms of humor and all-around enjoyment, which I think comes from the simplicity of the story and characters.
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