If you’re like me, when you heard that Sony was making a movie of Angry Birds, you weren’t surprised, you were confused. Of course making a movie based on an insanely popular game makes sense, but what’s the story outside of flying birds destroying pigs?
Turns out, not much, but it involves a lot of urine.
As seen above, the first full trailer for The Angry Birds Movie is here. The 3D animated film opens May 20 and along with the trailer comes a synopsis, which boils down to this. On an island of flightless birds, three outcasts—Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride)—team up to figure out the secret behind a group of mysterious, newly arrived green pigs. Hmm, I wonder if they’re good or if they’ll end up smashing into them.
To be honest, the trailer had me kind of interested until the end, where the three main characters watch a bird pee for a quarter of a minute. Obviously this is a juvenile movie ... but wow, that threw me for a loop. I just hope the movie doesn’t depend too much on potty humor when the game provides such a potentially dynamic blank slate for storytelling.