Angry Birds, the movie! It’s finally here and we don’t know about you but we’re pretty excited. We loved the app so much that hearing a movie would be coming out made us jump in our seats. After all, who doesn’t want to see a bunch of angry birds on the big screen? If you are wondering, “When does Angry Birds movie come out?” the Angry Birds movie release date is May 20 in Canada and you can watch Angry Birds movie at many theaters across Toronto, from Cineplex to Rainbow Cinemas. To get you excited, you can also watch Angry Birds movie trailer below! We’ve got the latest scoop for you on everything that has to do with Angry Birds.
The Angry Birds movie cast is definitely one filled with A-listers. Although it is directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, who are making their directorial debuts, it features a cast of top-notch talent. Perhaps because it was animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, we’re not sure, but stars such as Sean Penn, Maya Rudolph, Peter Dinklage, and Jason Sudeikis, among many others, will be lending their voices to play the birds.
What Goes Down
The movie opens with Red, voiced by Jason Sudeikis, who lives on Bird Island. He’s a grumpy old bird who throws a temper tantrum at his clown job of entertaining newly hatched birds. He is sent to anger management classes for his behavior, where he meets Bomb, a gentle bird who explodes whenever he is agitated, and Chuck, a yellow bird who got caught up with the cops. One day during class, a boat from Piggy Island crashes into Red’s House and two pigs—Leonard and Ross—come on shore. They claim they have no bad intentions, but Red doesn’t trust them—after all, they had just destroyed his entire house. Although they are welcomed on the island, the mischievous pigs steal every egg on the island while the residents are distracted at a party. Red rallies the birds to attack the pigs by slinging birds to reach the pigs’ castle. In a whirlwind battle, Red and the angry birds fight against the pigs in a brave attempt to get their eggs back.
Marketing and promotions for the film racked up to a mind-boggling $400.0 million, which makes it the biggest-ever campaign for an animated Sony movie to date. Some of the stunts used to put the movie out there included a series of six Lego sets that are scheduled for a spring 2016 release. There was also the balloon themed after Red for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in 2015. Promoting the movie was costly because there are high hopes. It is projected to gross around $35.0 million to 40.0 million during its opening weekend, alongside Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Nice Guys. So far, it has been released in 72 markets worldwide, including Russia, the United Kingdom and Ireland, Germany, Mexico, and Brazil. At the Cannes Film Festival, it already grossed an estimated $43.0 million.
Reviews for the film have been mixed. It doesn’t have a very good rating on Rotten Tomatoes—currently at 53% based on 79 reviews. The critical consensus on the site is that “The Angry Birds Movie is substantially more entertaining than any film adapted from an app has any right to be—which may or may not be much of an endorsement.” Others are more optimistic about the animated film. Peter Travers from Rolling Stone says, “There’s no denying the movie’s high spirits or its irresistible invitation to shake your sillies out.” Variety calls it “brightly accessible to viewers who have never so much as tapped the app.”
Check out the Angry Birds movie trailer below!