Angry Birds (The Angry Birds Movie) Thursday, 20 June 2019

Angry Birds (The Angry Birds Movie)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild crude humour and animated violence.

  • The pitch:

    Red raises a few eyebrows.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Sean Penn, Peter Dinklage, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Bill Hader, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tituss Burgess

  • Directed by:

    Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly

  • Running time:

    97 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are catapulted, hit by/with/into objects, ridiculed, teased, mocked, elbowed, smacked, stood on, slapped, thrown/launched through the air, pile-driven, kicked, crushed, pushed, dowsed with water. Characters fall from high distances, trip over, hit their heads. A character shoots fireballs out of their butt. Objects smashed, tackled, knocked over, trampled. Explosions, sticks/crates of TNT, fire arrows, burning objects. Air raid, aircraft destroyed. Mass property damage, destruction. Villages, homes destroyed. Lying, theft, snooping. Yelling, arguing, growling, roaring, screaming, oinking, snorting. An object appears to be possessed. A character paints pictures of pigs being roasted, tied up, pushed over a cliff, electrocuted, slingshot. Characters wear World War I style military helmets. Characters are seen sword-training. Speeding fines issued. Hate crime, bankruptcy mentioned. Blood/gore: Characters believe a friend and an unborn baby (inside egg) have been killed. Teeth knocked out, missing teeth. Disease, bird flu, chicken pox mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing (spouses), flirting, hugging. Characters seen in underwear, swimwear. Characters wiggle/grab/slap/wobble their bottoms, dance suggestively. A sign reads "Birds and Bees Fertility Clinic" and advertises "bird control". A character places two drain plungers on his chest to look like nipple covers. A character removes his clothes stripper-style. A male character spies on a female character in a pool. Cardinal sin, "get busy [breeding]" mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (a character pours a glass of wine then tips it over an object). Bar, club settings. Inhaling helium.

  • LANGUAGE:

    A character says "pluck my life", a character says "flocking" as an f-word. Butt, heck, what the..., sonofa—, fart. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Bird poo. Redneck jokes and references.

  • THEMES:

    Anger management, community, rejection, kidnapped children (eggs), cynicism, exploration, innovation, heroes, legends, retirement, leadership, teamwork.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Court, bar, club settings. No parents/friends mentioned. Characters mourn over a destroyed object. Birds (many!), spider, cobweb, snake, pigs, fish, squirrel, worms. Clown, coulrophobia, mime, waterfalls, rainbow, full moon, balloons, volcano, lightning. Fear of mimes (metamfiezomaiophobia) mentioned. Regurgitation, sneezing, saliva, snot, raspberry-blowing, tongue-poking, spitting, urination, gagging, tongue-scrubbing, bad breath. Sausage eaten. Slow-motion and sped-up cinematography. Vision under end credits. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Fast, frizzy, entertaining, diverting, colourful, energetic, spirited, punny, breezy, well-meaning, slick. High-gloss visuals, bright animation, polished/expressive/adorable character design, simple plot, some welcome messages, some wry/adult-aimed humour, explosive finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable, uninventive, safe, conventional, clumsy, limp, disappointing, confusing, unfunny, loud, dumb. One-note caricatures, haphazard storytelling, wasted voice cast, uneven tone, dated pop culture references, a little unsettling/sinister, many jokes fall flat.

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