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The Angry Birds Movie Review (2016)

Given the multitude the flightless birds have covered via its endearing game, the Angry Birds movie falls far away from its tree. It doesn’t come close to meeting the levels of jaunt Rovio Entertainment had set out on through its gaming venture. Things that stop it from hitting the spot are – bland story, vapid shenanigans, mediocre humour, and absence of real substance to keep things together.


The Angry Birds Movie is more like having a conversation with a pissed off Jason Sudeikis. It doesn’t have a real direction and stretches out beyond limit till their nemeses arrive; an inevitable rock-bottom that we all knew was coming. A character portrait of Mighty Eagle was shoehorned into the tale to kill time, which apparently seemed more like a clichéd sub-plot, something we all have seen thousands of times in animated movies. Peter Dinklage makes it better though, no doubt.


The weirdest thing about The Angry Birds Movie is that 20 minutes in it and you know how hollow the movie is. It is as if nobody really cared that they were making a movie. You could almost hear yourself in the backdrop – the movie-makers might have thought, “Let’s put that joke, let’s squeeze in a funny line like that. THAT would be funny!” Music is more like no matter what stuff is played it only comes out as their trademark song.

Though there is entertainment imbibed but it is more like in parts, and with no real connection to each other. So if you could pull them out, the whole flick would fall apart. It is almost like someone from the company who was tired of playing the game, filled with apprehension of them losing business got up in epiphany and shouted, “Hey guys! I know how to ensure we stay in business. Let’s make a movie!”


To look at the bright side, you have chubby cute birds that make your day. A funny character called Chuck that makes the movie enjoyable. Rest is a mere deliberate attempt to tickle you.


The Angry Birds Movie will lighten your mood though, but there is nothing like a classy witticism to throw you into fits of laughter. If you have a good sense of humour you are definitely going to hate it. Period.

The Maze Runner Review (2014)

The Maze Runner finds the movie it deserves.

Wes Ball‬’s first big direction venture can’t be ignored. Albeit ‪Dashner‬ hands him over his brilliant tale on a silver platter, Wes still makes it appear equally great.


Dashner’s The Maze Runner is a reflection of our real world. It makes you ponder, if we too are a part of something inexplicable, that our life is a maze and we are just surviving. Are we also pawns of someone’s experiment? Are we supposed to search for a door? Our lives have inevitable elements like ‪‎Gally‬, like a religious preacher who stops people from going out or finding a door, forcing you to stay in the labyrinth, following rules that conventions made! And like ‪Alby‬ who was the oldest who created them for mere extant! ‪‎Will Poulter‬ was brilliant as Gally and ‪Dylan‬ worked really hard to get into Thomas’ shoes! His acting is developing. The movie packs in surprises as it climaxes which were subtly portrayed.

The screenplay hasn’t much to offer, visual effects are fine. There are some flaws that can be ignored for the amazing concept. Pointing some – The deadly ‪Grievers‬ becoming suddenly less fatal when sticks were poked at them, the clichéd bit of Chuck’s fate, the knock that brought Thomas’ name back, a gal ‪Teresa‬ who has to be there even though she didn’t have a purpose, questions like why couldn’t they make a ladder Maze-tall in three frigging years? At least they could have seen where they were at, or if the walls were concrete and they had weapons couldn’t they create fractures in the wall and try to climb?

Overlooking every such minute bits it was overall a great movie on its way to become an even greater franchise!