Angry Birds Movie trailer released, film to hit U.S. theaters May 20th, 2016

Angry Birds Movie trailer released, film to hit U.S. theaters May 20th, 2016
Part of the problem with making a movie about a fad is that because of the lead time required, by the time the movie hits the silver screen, the subject might not be as popular as it once was. Case in point, the trailer for the Angry Birds Movie was released today (even though the film won't be playing at a theater near you until next summer). The actual premiere dates are May 13th in the U.K., May 20th in the U.S., and June 9th in Australia.

Seriously, with a show of hands, how many of you are still manning the virtual slingshot and trying to knock off the pigs? How many of you have stopped playing Angry Birds? It seems like so long ago that the game was so popular that it led to the opening of a theme park in China. The characters were seen everywhere, licensed for clothing, lunch boxes, cereal, band-aids and many other items. Rovio even talked about becoming the new Disney. Now, the company is experiencing how fleeting the popularity of a fad is, cutting 40% of its work force last month.

The Angry Birds Movie does have some recognizable names. Jason Sudeikis voices Red, Josh Gad is Chuck, and Peter Dinklage plays the Mighty Eagle. It is possible that the film becomes a success, despite the fact that many of the kids who played Angry Birds back in 2011 are now teens, looking for more sophisticated fare at the movie theater.



source: Sony via CNET

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10 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Its gonna end up like Pixels...will be forgotten with a snap of a finger. Plus...where's the plot tho???

3. gaming64 unregistered

Guy haves love problems, expected villain comes to terrorize land, guy saves girl, gets the hoe, and gets that meaty arshole. In other words, every Sony animated movie ever. P.S. Waiting for a Surf's Up sequel.

2. gaming64 unregistered

Remember Free Birds? Yeah, more casual game adaptations just for the bucks. Also, Pixar should've made this. They have a way of turning bad things great.

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I was about to say Pixar is way too classy for this, but then again.... Cars 2

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Cashin

6. gaming64 unregistered

Yeah, Cars was ok. Didn't know why they made a moneygrabbing sequel(It grossed less than the first one). But then, I remembered Planes.

7. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Planes was just plain awful, not to mention that dreadful sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue.

9. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Planes wasn't Pixar.

10. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5473; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Didn't know this. Both movies Disney and both similar styles, I assumed it was Pixar too

8. MiAnyemi

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

Maybe, just maybe, DreamWorks can do serious justice to this game-turned-movie

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