Video game movies haven’t fared very well with critics. In fact, nearly every single one has been trounced, with a few notable exceptions. The latest exception is The Angry Birds Movie 2, which has so far managed to stay “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. And that’s not all: it’s officially the highest-rated video game movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes…but don’t break out the champagne just yet. That’s not saying much.
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There’s really only so much you can expect from a film like The Angry Birds Movie 2, an ungainly title for an ungainly project. A movie based on a smartphone game has beget a sequel, both of which had to come up with characters and stories to varying success. What this movie does well has little to do with its story or even its built-in logic, or lack thereof. There’s a Looney Tunes-esque madcap streak to parts of Angry Birds 2, even more so than its 2016 predecessor, that inspires some welcome and unexpected laughs amidst an otherwise tolerable if not terribly groundbreaking adventure story.
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There’s a new movie was coming out that stars Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage, Sterling K. Brown, Josh Gad, Zach Woods, and Awkwafina. Exciting, right? Unfortunately not, because, as you may have deduced by now, that movie is The Angry Birds Movie 2, a follow-up to the 2016 film which was based on the popular mobile phone game. I know that the bar isn’t always sky-high for animated movies aimed at children, but woof, this thing looks rough. Check out the final trailer below. Read More »
Those Angry Birds are making the jump from your mobile game to the big screen again with a sequel to their animated feature film. And as the latest The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer reveals, there’s a new threat that will force birds and the egg-stealing pigs to join forces.
The titular birds and their pig enemies discover an icy island, which we became very well acquainted with in the teaser trailer that introduced us to Leslie Jones as a purple-feathered fowl who is sick of her chilly surroundings. Somehow her dissatisfaction with home has led to threatening the nearby angry birds and the dastardly green pigs with a frigid weapon that could destroy their own islands. Can the birds and pigs overcome their differences in order to survive? Read More »
The Angry Birds are about to experience a Big Chill. The titular flightless birds of The Angry Birds Movie are back for the sequel, and facing off against a chilling new foe: a bird from the icy tundra named Zeta (Leslie Jones). And in The Angry Birds Movie 2, she rains ice upon both bird and their enemies the Bad Piggies alike. That’s right, winter is coming in The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer.
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