There Is Going To Be An Angry Birds Movie

I should have known this was going to happen. I should have been prepared, but somehow this has still come as a physical shock to me. Rovio Entertainment has officially announced that there will be an Angry Birds movie. Urgh.

Look, I love Angry Birds. It bugs me when people use it to demean other people's tastes in games. Every now and then I see a ridiculous comment like, "why don't you go and play Angry Birds", used in a derogatory way to claim someone isn't 'core' enough in their tastes and I find it utterly ridiculous.

I played the crap out of Angry Birds and I've enjoyed the subsequent updates and sequels, but that doesn't stop me from feeling a little bit 'urgh' with regards to the insane amount of merchandising surrounding this series. It's getting completely out of control. Creating a simple addictive iOS game is one thing, using it as a springboard for a movie deal? Really? In what world does a game about birds being fired out a slingshot justify an entire full length feature film? IN WHAT WORLD?

Apparently Rovio is financing the film outside the studio system and is being produced by John Cohen, who was behind recent hit Despicable Me. The movie is set for release in 2016.

The Angry Birds movie officially announced [Eurogamer]


Comments

    Well if it's half as good as the trailer made it look...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2matH4B9bTo

    'In what world does a game about birds being fired out a slingshot justify an entire full length feature film? IN WHAT WORLD?'

    The same world that produced a full length feature film out of Battleship.

      In all fairness, that movie wasn't actually that bad. I'm not saying it was *good*, but they took a stupid idea and made a big goofy action movie out of it with relatable characters and a fun if tiresomely predictable conclusion.

        Rihanna's character was the most pointless and badly acted character I've ever seen in a movie.
        Otherwise it was entertaining.

          Haha, I completely forgot she was even in it. I don't know if they thought she'd sell tickets or if she was just desperate to try her hand at acting and that was the only production that'd have her.

    Maybe the Mayans were right.......

      Angry Birds Space was actually a warning. Earth will be destroyed by a giant, space faring avian fired from another planet.

        Wouldn't surprise me, damnable Angry Birds, Pigs give us BACON!

    The games are great (with the exception of Space, didn't like that installment) but I don't see what the big deal is? With all due respect, don't go and see it if you don't like it :) I probably won't but it still won't stop me playing the games (obviously).

    Eh. Can't be worse than Alvin and the Chipmunks 3, I guess.

    Le sigh.

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