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angry birdsBook | Angry Birds: The Movie | G

Reviewed by: JAMES NEL, 10 years old (with help from his mum).

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in when everyone else around you seems to be happy? Then you know how Red feels. Red has been bullied because he’s different to the other birds on the island who live in harmony and who don’t like birds that aren’t always calm.

Red prefers to do things by himself, until he is sent for anger management classes where he meets speedy Chuck and explosive Bomb. But Red and his new friends can’t just stand by when the greedy green pigs come to steal the island bird’s eggs, and together they hatch a plan to seek the help of Mighty Eagle to save the island birds.

The Angry Birds is directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly and adapted for the screen by Jon Vitti from the original Angry Birds game. The voice of Red is played by Jason Sudeikis, Chuck by Josh Gad and Bomb by Danny McBride.

They find that Mighty Eagle is not quite as mighty as they imagined, so Red, Chuck and Bomb work together in their own special way to get across to the island of the greedy green pigs, and wreck their plans for a huge scrambled egg feast.

The movie showed me that just because you’re different doesn’t mean you can’t work as a team. It also reminded me to be careful of strangers until you understand their motives. And although the greedy green pigs lost the eggs this time, I don’t think they learnt their lesson.

Children from the ages of four to 10 will like it. Although the movie is really about a war between birds and pigs, little children in the audience didn’t seem to be scared.  My parents thought it was a little boring and a story that would not happen in real life. I give this film a four star rating because I thought it was suspenseful, funny and I enjoyed watching it.

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