Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla)
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Computer-animated action comedy directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly based on the Angry Birds series of video games. The movie takes place on Bird Island, an untouched paradise habited by birds who are naive and innocent, who know nothing of the outside world and are carefree and easygoing, except for few.
The story follows Red (Jason Sudeikis), who after losing his temper a few times is sent to court and has been sentenced to anger management courses, led by Matilda (Maya Rudolph) who has also had anger issues before but turns it all into a hippie and zen-like lifestyle. The other angry birds on the course are Chuck (Josh Gad), who moves and talks fast, and Bomb (Danny McBride), who frequently blows up due to his disorder IED (Intermittent Explosions Disorder).
When they learn of the impending arrival of the Bad Piggies (Ross, Earl, Foreman, Chef Pig, Minion Pigs, and Corporal), led by Leonard, the King Pig (Bill Hader), the Angry Birds must team up to investigate the Bad Piggies and find out their evil plans.
Verdict: This wasn’t something I was expecting much from but was pleasantly surprised by it. It has a wacky and energetic style which is funny but some of the humor is a little more geared for adults. The voice cast were all well suited and it’s just some silly fun entertainment.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 25)
[dressed in a crazy clown outfit scary a baby bird]
Red: No, no, no! Happy hatch day to you. Happy hatch day, dear…
[he looks at the piece of paper with the kid’s name on it]
Red: Timothy Wheat Allery Doesn’t Like Clowns!
Red: Oh, boy.
[continues to finish the song]
Red: Happy hatch day to you!
[the kid screams again]
Red: [voice over] That’s me, Red. Ever since I was a kid I never really fit in. No one understands me.
Worm Bird Salesman: Hey, Red, how are you?
Red: Oh, I’m horrible.
Judge Peckinpah: Mr. Red, this seems to be a recurring issue here. Anger!
Red: I don’t think I have an anger issue, I think you got an anger issue. Are you aware that that robe that you’re wearing isn’t fooling anybody.
[he suddenly takes the robe off of to reveal Judge Peckinpah standing on top of another bird to appear tall]
[there’s an audible gasp from the crowd watching]
Bird: Oh, my God.
Red: Am I a passionate bird? Yes, but why does it matter that we’re not?
[to her young son after watching Red lose it and throw a bird sign]
Bird Mom: Don’t look, Bobby. The anger might be contagious.
[Bobby smiles and waves at Red]
Red: He started it.
Matilda: We’re gonna be working on managing our anger through movement.
Chuck: Eagle, parrot, peacock, warrior, mounty, tree, rabbit, fish, focus, king pigeon and of course king pigeon.
Bomb: Sometimes when I get upset I, uh, have been known to, uh, blow up.
[Bomb walks into his house]
[we see Bomb’s house suddenly explode leaving Bomb and the shocked surprise party guests]
Bomb: Oh, excuse me. The party foul.
Leonard: Greetings! I am a pig.
[whispers to Red]
Chuck: What’s a pig?
[the escalator Leanoard is coming down his hip from suddenly stops]
[a minion pig starts hitting the control button]
Minion Pig: Not working. Not working.
[suddenly the escalator goes in reverse]
Leonard: Ooh, where are we going.
[the minion pig continues to hit the control button]
Minion Pig: Not working.
[the escalator stops]
Leonard: We practiced this a hundred times. Give it to me.
[he snatches the control button from the minion pig]
Minion Pig: Oh.
[to the birds]
Leonard: We’re gonna come in again.
Red: There’s something going on here. These pigs mysterious and weird, am I right?
[one of the pigs bends down and starts slapping his but cheeks]
Chuck: That part about them I really admire.
[pointing to an unhatched egg]
Leonard: Is that what I think it is?
Red: Excuse me, those are fragile. Alright? Not yours.
Judge Peckinpah: You are making our guest feel unwelcome!
Red: And you’re not asking basic questions.
Red: I don’t trust them!
Judge Peckinpah: Your opinion is not needed!
Leonard: Is there a doctor around because we have a burn victim here.
Red: Doesn’t anyone see what’s going on here?! The whole world is in danger and it’s up to us to stop them.
Red: If anyone knows what these pigs are up to it’s Mighty Eagle.
Chuck: It’s Mighty Eagle’s lake of wisdom!
[Chuck and Bomb start swimming in the lake]
Red: Get out of there!
[then they start spitting water from the lake into each other’s mouths]
Red: Don’t spit in his mouth! No, don’t spit it back! Ah, don’t swallow it.
[Chuck swallows and Red sighs in disgust and despair]
[as they see Mighty Eagle for the first time standing by the edge of the cliff above the lake]
Red: Wow, it’s him.
[as they watch him in awe suddenly to their horror Mighty Eagle starts pissing in the lake]
Red: Oh, man.
[Bomb and Chuck start looking ill and grossed out as they swam and drunk from the water earlier]
Chuck: No, no, no, no.
[Bomb cries and covers his eyes, Chuck starts to scrub his tongue]
Red: Horrible turn of events. Horrible.
[after the pigs have stolen and run off with their eggs]
Judge Peckinpah: You tried to tell us, but we didn’t listen. What do we do now?
Red: You’re asking me?
[pointing to the island]
Red: That is where they went, and so that is where we’re going. We’re gonna get those eggs back.
[training the birds to be angry]
Red: Come on, we’re birds! We’re descendants from dinosaurs. We’re not supposed to be nice.
[Petunia roars like a t-rex]
Judge Peckinpah: Holy moly!
Red: Yeah, point made.
[Red is being pulled back on the slingshot strap as it’s about to be released]
[Chuck starts to cry]
Chuck: I’m gonna miss you die.
Bomb: Rest in peace my friend.
[Red is the shot through the air]
[to the birds]
Red: Drop your nuts and move your butts! It’s time to get angry!
Red: Well how about that. She can shoot fireballs out of her butt.
[to his Minion Pigs]
Leonard: There is a red bird in these walls, bring him to me.
[we see the pigs searching around the walls]
Leonard: Not in these walls! In the castle! Come on, you guys.
[after he’s been slingshot and landed inside the Leonard’s castle walls]
Chuck: This is the house of horrors!
Total Quotes: 25