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.
WHAT THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE REALLY IS
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 FINAL VERDICT
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.
Pixels is plain dumb. Can’t be forgotten games are shoehorned into a ‘can be forgotten’ movie.
Madison’s been trying hard, and no matter how awesome Sandler is in person, his films simply suck. So the production company comes with another one, with Chris Columbus in the vanguard – Pixels. But even Columbus fails to elevate the trodden.
This movie is another big fiasco in the long list of fiascos by Happy Madison. Not only Pixels isn’t funny, but it is also dumb on so many levels. There are maximum 4-5 places in the entire movie where you might actually laugh. There you go! Counted them on fingers.
So they tried putting some melodrama to it, and it looked so unnatural and stupid that you wish why bother? The concept was pretty stupid for a sci-fi flick. The plot had nothing to offer. Don’t even get me started on the screenplay.
It does light you up with reminiscence if you have lived the Arcade gaming era. All those games did bring a smile of nostalgia to my face. But that was it.
Oh and Peter Dinklage could have lived without this.
Just remember the bottomline – If you are feeling a little bit down or without a brain, and wish to watch something light, Madison movies go amazingly well with popcorn.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is stark brilliant!
Boo you Ratner! We don’t want you messing with it again! So I knew the flick was going to make me jump on my seat since Time Travel was entailed and boy it did!
To begin with we have the punishing and ravaging Sentinels, there designs hi-tech and adaptive unlike the sloth ones from the animated series! And boy can they fight? We see Blink and her portals equally ravishing, those fight seqs are pretty dope! We don’t see much of Warpath yet he has been subtly put just like Sunspot and Bishop. Was having a gala time spotting my favorite mutants like Toad, Havok a.k.a Alex \m/ and watching the fastest Marvel character and Magneto’s yet to be officially proclaimed son, Quick Silver fool around in bullet time!
Stryker resurrects himself with his dots to connect, whilst Wolverine is charming as ever! But who really picked it up? Well it’s Lawrence and friend-cum-foe duo Fassbender and McAvoy! Acting knows no bound when Fassbender’s around. He paints a movie with his style and sheer pizazz! Dinklage does justice to Trask and breathes the character alive with his conviction! One of the most beautiful parts of the movie when Charles talks to himself through time and convinces himself of himself, the end and the eventuality, making him rebound with hope.
The contrasting glimpse of future and past was a delight to watch and Singer sings like a nightingale wrapping up an epic Marvel universe drama with action, brilliant story-line, portals, mutant-thirsty charismatic Sentinels, series of heart-wrecking deaths, flying Magneto, manipulative X, and of course time travel! Nothing gave me more pleasure than watching Scott come breathing alive on the screen.
All those final moments my crossed fingers talked “Please Scott be alive…Please Scott be alive!” Now I can die in peace 🙂