Are you one of the over 3 BILLION who has Angry Birds on your phone or tablet?
I will admit that I have never played Angry Birds. I know I'm not the only one, but now that I know that Angry Birds is the most downloaded game, I kinda feel left out. My husband and daughters are fans of the game and I was so excited to tell them all I learned about the new movie. On a recent visit to the Sony Studios, I not only got a first look at parts of the movie, I also got to sit in on a Q & A with some members of the cast.
Since the games release in 2009, there have been characters added and themes implemented and according to Josh Gad, the voice of Chuck, he has been a fan since the Star Wars version was released. I wish I had more to share with you from the Q & A with the cast, but honestly, after everyone sang Happy Birthday to Josh, we all just laughed as these guys went back and forth joking with each other. I don't think I've ever laughed so much at a work event before.
The Angry Birds Movie stars the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Bill Hader (not pictured in order). Honestly, I was concerned about whether I needed to know the game, to understand the movie and I'm happy to report that you don't. The writers, producers, directors and actors all did an incredible job at bringing a little game about flinging birds and knocking down pigs to the big screen. The characters that they developed have fun personalities and the world they created is fun to get lost in.
The story surrounds an island of flightless birds who, although mostly happy, have a few Angry Birds in the bunch. Those Angry Birds, or birds with anger management issues, Red, Chuck and Bomb end up having to put their anger to good use when it comes time to defend their island against the group of intruding bad piggies.
Check out the trailer below and then mark your calendars, because May 20th will be here soon!