The Angry Birds Movie movie review - Aussieboyreviews


In this animated kids’ comedy, there’s mainly only childish slapstick and potty humour. The Angry Birds Movie is an animation based on a popular app, but there’s too much silliness and dumb elements.


Red, Chuck and Bomb are three outcasts living on an island populated by flightless birds who befriend each other after being sentenced to in anger management sessions. However, when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies who come from another island, it is up to them to figure out what’s going on.

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Movie details

Director: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader
Writer: Jon Vitti
Release Date (Australia): 12 May 2016
Runtime: 97 minutes/1h 37m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Finland, USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film features several instances of crude humour and contains themes of peril.

Violence (PG)

There are scenes of animated slapstick violence in which characters are launched into buildings.

Coarse Language (G)

The film features very mild crude language including use of unfinished terms such as “what the…” and “son of a…”.

Drug Use (G)

The film includes a very mild drug reference.

Sex (G)

The film features occasional sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG (for rude humor and action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This family-friendly animation is great at producing a satisfying scenario of how the war between the pigs and the birds in the popular app began. But it’s not specifically something adults will enjoy as much as their kids, because alike most kids comedies with somewhat foolish ideas, there’s more of the overused silliness within the childlike humour.

There’s the unoriginal selection of tiny innuendoes, silly characteristics, slapstick pratfalls and “did we win yet?” laughs throughout the movie. That’s the only source of comedy, so it’s up to you whether or not you want to see more of it. Adults will still get a fair chuckle out of the voice performances, especially with Josh Gad as Chuck and Peter Dinklage as the idolised Mighty Eagle.

But The Angry Birds Movie creates an idea of the backstory hanging behind the popular and entertaining app that anyone could love. Considering it’s the background, there’s plenty of creative and imaginative ideas, and the pacing isn’t horrible either.

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