This new Angry Birds movie trailer reveals the source of anger

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We’ve seen a lot of trailers relating to video game movies and most of the times we talk about how they are likely not to live up to expectations, as computer game adaptations are generally awful. Well, here is a movie adaptation that I have absolutely no expectations for, whatsoever. Angry Birds may be a fun little game to play on your mobile devices, but it also has the thinnest of plots imaginable. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the games, but for being a meaningless distraction and not something which actually holds your attention for any length of time. This new trailer does give us a little more of the plot we can expect from the movie and perhaps some of the childish humour you will be forced to endure.

So that they are turning it into a movie is not only a clear cash in, but also one in which no matter how awful it is, it will probably still have a better storyline than the games. The first trailer released however wasn’t any good and this new trailer for The Angry Birds Movie quite honestly doesn’t make me feel any better in thinking this could be something worth watching.

But hey, its Angry Birds and kids will probably flock to it regardless of how bad or worse it will end up being. Parents, be prepared to get dragged to the cinemas and fork out money for this and the inevitable merchandise that will get brought out for the movie. In fact, thinking about how much money it will probably earn makes me angry. Scrap that, this will be the movie of 2016. The one that makes its viewers feel just as angry as the birds in the movie. How is that for character immersion.

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From the trailer, we learn that Red (Jason Sudeikis) has developed his simmering anger-management issues and cynicism from a lifetime of having been bullied by the other flightless birds on an isolated tropical island, which has only served to further isolate him among similarly rejected outcasts from their otherwise upbeat community. When an invading army of pigs arrive, Red appears to be the only one who suspects their “guests” might have sinister designs on the birds’ eggs and sets out on a quest to find the legendary Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) to help thwart them. So kind of a colonial theme in the movie, which could work if it weren’t trying to be so cheesy.

The Angry Birds Movie also features the voice talents of Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale and Keegan-Michael Key. How this group of comedic talent signed onto this movie is beyond me. The film opens internationally on May 20, 2016 and is being made by Rovio Entertainment and Sony Pictures with Clay Kaytis (Tangled, Bolt) and Fergal Reilly directing.

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Last Updated: January 28, 2016

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • HairyEwok

    They have hands now… if they have hands then they do not have to fly and headbutt things anymore… They can literally grab a ak-47 now and shoot the pigs. MAKE ME SOME BACON!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    You could’ve just said it was a documentary about Rince’s life.

    • Shut the fuck up get in the corner GITFS gwrahh!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        But… but… you’re my boy, Blue Red!

      • Hammersteyn


  • Hammersteyn

    There was these two girls in the pub last night, Both pretty and we were all looking at them as they ordered their drinks. I downed my beer while no one said a thing and I bellowed, Right I’ll take the ugly one. Now those were some real angry birds.

    • BurninZ

      hahaha good one bro! No such thing as one for the team in that case!

    • hahaha

  • BurninZ

    Oh Lordy, please don’t let the miss see this!! Please take it down!!! like ASAP! I have already had to go see the Good dinosaur and i am over animated movies for the year!!! do a bro a favor!

    • Heard that was a pretty bad movie…

      • BurninZ

        Ah i see what you did there! Yip we will stick with “bad” adjective…. its letting the movie down lightly.

  • Urgh…

  • miaau

    I saw the trailer when I watched Star Wars and it looked cute. Problem is, I am not well versed in watching movie trailers and so judge badly on that.

    Movies from video games is far worse than video games from movies, as we all know. This does, however, look like it might have some merit to it. I do enjoy good, clever cartoons, Brave or Alladin. NOT FROZEN, could not get more than 30 minutes in.

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