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Angry Birds

Angry Birds
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Danny McBride

Rated: PG-13 for rude humor and action.
Reviewed by: Matt  
Release date:  May 20, 2016 Released by: Sony Pictures

The Angry Birds Movie is the telling of why the birds (from the game of the same name) are so angry.  Specifically Red (Jason Sudeikis) who is hated by pretty much everyone and therefore isn't a happy bird.  When all the eggs are stolen by the green piggies it's up to Red and his newly found friends Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride) to lead the birds and rescue their eggs.  

This movie seemed to have an identity crisis through the film when it came to its humor.  There were many jokes that were very adult oriented and then there were jokes that were very basic to the point that only children would find amusing.  While many animated films have done this before, and did it well, it seemed especially glaring as the comedy never really seemed to flow well with the movie.  

The film also had a severe pacing issue.  One moment the film would be going along then suddenly the movie would stop what it's doing for an entire scene that does nothing to either advance the plot or characters.

In the end Angry Birds is a movie that doesn't need to be seen.  And this proves a valuable lesson.  If a company is going to make a cash grab film like this at least put some effort into it.  The Lego Movie showed us how effort into a cash grab movie can lead to a great movie.  Angry Birds is the example of no effort at all.  

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