The Angry Birds Movie is strictly for kids and fans of the app. For the rest, it’s two hours of inane humour.
The Angry Birds Movie Synopsis
On Bird Island, the cheerless Red is sentenced to anger management classes after his tantrum causes the premature hatching of a customer’s egg. He is resentful and humiliated by this punishment, but gets to befriend Chuck, Bomb, and Terence. Not long thereafter, a fanciful boat full of pigs arrives at the island, with the captain, Leonard, proclaiming friendship and peace. Suspicious of Leonard’s real motives, Red investigates and uncovers the pigs’ true fiendish purpose. Red then rallies his fellow birds for a counterattack after the pigs flee Bird Island. On arrival at Piggy Island, the birds attack by firing themselves into the pigs’ walled city using a giant slingshot.
I guess no one would be too offended when I say The Angry Birds Movie is a money milking effort.
Because, what else is it? You have an app that took the world by storm. The app accomplished something that even Mario and Link couldn’t boast of i.e. it achieved popularity with the elderly and the very young.
What’s the next step in sensible marketing? Make a movie! Promote it with tons of roadshows and merchandising. Make more, MORE money!
From that perspective, I suppose The Angry Birds Movie could be considered as successful. It positively drips with fan service, with every moment of the plot charging towards the exhilarating climax of … slinging immortal birds in a piggy city.
Never mind most things barely make sense, or that it’s never explained at all why some birds could go BOOM or enact AoE devastation on impact.
As a non-player/fan, though, I regret to say the entire movie bored me silly. It felt like a two-hour intro to the game, one’s that annoyingly draggy and nonsensical. And no, it did not tempt me into downloading the app.
On the contrary, it actually shoved me away. I think for the moment, I had more than my fill of magical flightless birds and strange conniving pigs.
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