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Woody Woodpecker (2017)

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The hyperactive red-headed bird enters a turf war with a big city lawyer wanting to tear down his home in an effort to build a house to flip.

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Alex Zamm
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Bauza ... Woody Woodpecker (voice)
Timothy Omundson ... Lance Walters
Graham Verchere ... Tommy Walters
Jordana Largy ... Samantha Bartlett
Thaila Ayala ... Vanessa
Adrian Glynn McMorran ... Otis Grimes
Scott McNeil ... Nate Grimes
Chelsea Miller ... Jill Ferguson
Jakob Davies ... Lyle
Sean Tyson ... George
Patrick Lubczyk ... Chris
Ty Consiglio ... John
Emily Holmes ... Linda Walters
Kwesi Ameyaw ... Fireman
Eric Keenleyside ... Roscoe
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The hyperactive red-headed bird enters a turf war with a big city lawyer wanting to tear down his home in an effort to build a house to flip.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action, rude humor and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Pájaro Loco: La película See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The Timothy Omundson character Lance Walters is a play on the name of the creator of Woody Woodpecker, Walter Lantz. See more »

Goofs

On Sam Bartlett's name tag, her last name is misspelled as "Barlett." See more »

Quotes

Lance Walters: [observing nature] Look at this! Prestine... untouched. I cannot wait to get a bulldozer in here.
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Crazy Credits

Niagara Fools (1956) (an old short starring Woody Woodpecker) is shown after the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK version is cut by 58s to obtain a PG rating, by removing a scene of "dangerous imitable behaviour" where a character plays with gas. See more »

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Featured in Nostalgia Critic: Woody Woodpecker (2018) (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Troublemaker
Written by Alex Geringas, Alex Zamm and William J. Fuller
Performed by Blaze n Vill
Produced by Alex Geringas
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Not exactly the worst but sadly very mediocre

I'm not a fan of Woody the Woodpecker, although I do remember watching a couple of cartoons revolving around the character when I was a kid. But I do understand how certain people are fond of that lovable woodpecker. So, wouldn't you know it, Hollywood decided to make a live action/cgi adaptation of said character and so far it falls I the same category of movie adaptations of classic cartoon characters not being very good. But that's not why I decided to watch it on Netflix a few days ago. The only reason is because I was expecting something that would at least have some effort. Unfortunately, it turned out to be very mediocre. It's marginally better than the terrible live action Death Note film back in 2017, but its still not very good.

The story is juvenile and above all predictable with several cliches we've seen before which I'm not going to spoil, the writing is complete garbage with only one or two moments that are funny but the rest of the film is flat out mediocre so that doesn't matter, the characters are really generic despite the actors themselves trying hard, and the pacing is really uneven despite being only an hour and a half longer.

It's a shame because there are some good things that came out of it. The CGI is ok and is accurately detailed on the design of Woody and the voice actor Eric Bauza did a good job imitating the actual character. Also the music score is pleasant and the scenery is very pretty.

Is Woody Woodpecker as terrible as the critics and audiences made it out to be? Nope, I wouldn't go too far to say I hated it, it sadly, its still not a good film. My recommendation: just watch the cartoon and give this one a skip unless you have kids. Otherwise, I'd stick to Speed Racer (2008).


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