WHY SO ANGRY?
On Bird Island, Red, who’s attending an anger management class, becomes suspicious of a boat full of green-colored pigs that arrives one day; what are they after…? After the success of The Lego Movie (2014) there would obviously be more attempts to take a lucrative commercial franchise and try to make something artistically valuable out of it. This 3D outing was based on a popular but simple game where you throw angry birds at pigs, so a whole structure around it needed to be invented. Moves fast, with a lively voice cast, but mediocre and one’s interest wanes far before any birds are hurled.
2016-U.S.-Finland. Animated. 97 min. Color. Directed by Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly. Voices of Jason Sudeikis (Red), Josh Gad (Chuck), Danny McBride (Bomb), Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage… Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key.
Trivia: Alternative title: Angry Birds. Followed by The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).