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Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Angry Birds Movie
Director: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Peter Dinklage, Bird Island

A boat full of friendly green pigs land on the shores of Bird Island, which is inhabited by birds who cannot fly. Only Red, who has serious anger issues, is convinced that the visitors are up to no good. Great video games do not generally translate to great movies, and this adaptation of the incredibly popular Angry Birds does not make an exception. This is a nicely paced and occasionally funny but utterly disposable animation. The main characters are broadly sketched and the story is pretty much non-existent. The finale on the Piggy Island comes closest to resembling the game itself.