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Movie of the Week: The Angry Birds Movie

Animated movies aren’t just made for kids.

The film I’m bringing you this week is The Angry Birds Movie. Like the title reveals, this film is based on the famous game Angry Birds. It’s been a couple years since Angry Birds was the most played game on cell phones, but this movie beautifully explains the whole purpose of that game as well as focusing on other serious problems in today’s society.

The movie follows an angry red bird by the name of Red (original right?). He lives on Bird Island with other flightless birds. For the most part, the bird community is happy. Red acts the same way as them until he finally loses his cool when delivering a birthday cake to a family.

When he loses his cool though, he ends up accidentally hatching one of the families eggs. That same family ends up taking him to court. While he’s in court, he upsets the judge, and the judge places him in anger management classes.

In anger management classes, Red meets Chuck, Bomb and Terence. Chuck, Bomb and Terence are also in the classes because they committed crimes “due to anger” like Red. From the start, Red isn’t a fan of the class.

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He attended the class bu didn’t really participate in it. Their instructor Matilda led them in different exercises for them to release anger, but Red wasn’t buying any of it. During one of his classes though, an unusual event happens.

A group of friendly pigs visit Bird Island. Red, however, doesn’t buy the very friendly pigs. Despite Red’s skepticism of the visitors, the birds happily accepted the pigs. Little did they know that the pigs had hidden motives for their visit.

When I first started watching this film, I didn’t really expect much of it. It was based on the game, and I didn’t really enjoy the game (it was more frustrating than candy crush in my opinion) therefore I assumed the movie would follow suit with disappointment.

Thankfully the movie took a different turn than I thought it would. Red was a realistic relatable main character, and Chuck and Bomb were a great balance for Red’s character too. This movie also had a lot of adult jokes in it which I wasn’t expecting at all. It low-key reminded me of Shrek when I was watching it to be honest, but that might just be me.

Either way you should check out this great animated film. It’s available on Netflix, and it’s only an hour and a half long. Until next time…

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