The Angry Birds Movie trailer is filled with awful animated movie cliches


I bet everyone was just clamoring for an Angry Birds movie, right? Can’t even get crickets to chirp over this.

Well, there is now a trailer for The Angry Birds Movie, and it’s like every bad animated movie cliche in one wretched place:

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE - Official Teaser Trailer (HD)

This looks like sub-Shrek-level dreck. Ugh. Jeez. Ugh.

It’s almost as if The Angry Birds Movie is intentionally trying to be awful. It’s like some meta-commentary about how lazy and stupid so many children’s animated films have become, with a sharp division between hyperactive wacky kid comedy and culture-reference adult comedy. (“They’re playing the song ‘Bad’ by Michael Jackson? Ha, I bought that on cassette! How drole!” and “Yoga?! I do yoga! Chortle! That is a reference to a thing I do! Chortle!”)

Now, you may say, “It’s just a movie! Lighten up, old man Vigilla!”

To which I’ll say, “Speak up, I can’t hear you–ears ain’t what they used to be. Would you like a gingersnap?”

The Angry Movie features the embarrassed vocal talent of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, and Hannibal Buress. May they use this money to do things they care about.

The Angry Birds Movie comes out next summer (a time when even less people will remember that Angry Birds was a thing once), and will be forgotten by the end of next summer.

[via Sony Pictures on YouTube]

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.