THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE

★★★

Voices by Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress, Tituss Burgess, Billy Eichner, Blake Shelton, Charli XCX, Alex Borstein
Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
2016 / 97 Minutes / Sony Pictures

I did not expect a movie based on a game played on phones to kill time to be any good. Not that The Angry Birds Movie is good, but it’s certainly not terrible. It’s exactly what you think an Angry Birds movie might be. It’s the birds against the pigs, that about sums it up.

There is some clever humour here, but it’s very adult humour, which made me wonder if this movie was made for kids or adults. It’s really walking a fine line with some of the jokes and feels as if they are trying too hard to please all ages. The adults have their surprising anger management storyline and the kids have their usual colourful slapstick animated action.

I can’t really say much good or bad about The Angry Birds Movie. It isn’t filled with much originality or surprises. You know exactly where it’s going and what’s going to happen for the most part. There will be a few laughs and the characters are entertaining. What more can you ask in a movie based on a game you probably sat and played on the toilet. Meh.

Grade C

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