“Last time I sat down in the cafe to catch up on my blog posts, I had such a long list of ’em to get through. I was really proud of myself when I finished, and still had some of my snack left. Then I got home and realized I skipped this one. Whoops.
I was on the fence about seeing this for a while. I mean, really? A movie based on the Angry Birds video game? But I kept coming back to the voice cast (Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage), and I eventually caved. I really was a fan of the game a few years back, to the point where I had to make myself stop playing because the way I held my phone hurt my wrists after a while. I have since abandoned it for Candy Crush, and I will say no more on the subject.
I was actually surprised at how well the concept translated to film. First, the title just referred to the fact that our main birds were in anger management. But eventually once the pigs got involved, the rest of our birds turned angry. And yes, there were catapults. I didn’t remember all of the various birds traits in the game, but it did seem like most of them were included in the film. So that attention to detail was nice.
I said it was the voice cast that drew me to this film, and they were great, espeically Gad and Dinklage. The humor worked well enough. Not quite the level of jokes for the parents as I’d typically like, but they had some that worked.
So not that best kiddie movie out there, but certainly on the better side of things. And a fun distraction, if nothing else
The Angry Birds Movie – \m/ \m/ \m/”