The Angry Birds Movie is really not bad. It is actually very actively okay. The film has taken its bird-brained brand... and used it to construct characters and plots that are certainly serviceable, and possibly even inspired.
There's not enough here for a full length feature film - something that becomes obvious the longer the movie is on the screen.
Maybe at this point it's too much to hope for an animated film like The Angry Birds Movie to exist as anything other than marketing fodder, but hopefully it's not too much to ask for that #content to have a shred of substance to it.
Both children and adults will delight in the way the destruction of the pigs' island amplifies the joys of the original game. The effect is an amusing reversal of cultural recognition as the role of the icons expands through reproduction ...
The game "Angry Birds," at its core, is a destination for switching off your brain. And movies, even throw-away summer animated kid films, should aim for something more.
The kids of today deserve better. So do I, come to think of it.
Parents of 5-year-olds, you have been warned.
After paying good money to take your family to see this film, you may be dealing with some anger-management issues of your own.