Film Review: The Angry Birds Movie


The Angry Birds MovieThe Angry Birds Movie,

U, 97mins
Festival Film Rating: 4/5
by Kerry Robinson

Can you take a popular game played on mobile phones and turn it into a full length feature film? Well, that question has been answered with the release of The Angry Birds Movie.

The story follows Red, a small bird with a big anger management problem. After an incident at a child’s birthday party, Red is forced to attend classes to deal with his emotions. At the same time some pigs visit the birds’ island. Red is the only one who distrusts the new visitors and wants them to leave. Will he be able to convince the others that the pigs are not all that they seem?

Having never played the game much myself, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I have to say that I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the film. My ten-year-old daughter, who had been wanting to see this movie for months, was grinning from ear to ear all the way through.

Including the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses), Josh Gad (Frozen) and Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage, this is an impressive movie which will keep all ages entertained. Younger audiences will love the silliness, while there are several references that are there just for the older viewers.

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