It was announced yesterday that we're going to see the Angry Birds up on the big screen. The producer of Despicable Me, John Coen, will produce the Angry Birds movie for summer 2016. The press release announcing the film actually brags about Cohen's previous projects saying he "had the idea to reimagine Alvin and the Chipmunks and developed the 2007 film." So we can expect some high f*ckin' comedy from this movie.
"What if the bird farts and then a pig farts and then the
audience farts and then everyone farts?"
While nobody yet knows exactly what a movie version of Angry Birds might be, I'd be pretty happy if the film was literally an hour and 45 minutes of Angry Birds gameplay on a movie screen.
Act three is A LOT like acts one and two.
It's pretty cool for Angry Birds to make it to the big screen, though. Getting a movie adaptation is pretty much the Holy Grail for video games, and gives the game a certain clout. And besides that, video game movies are pretty much universally acclaimed and respected.
We got a real goddamn Titanic over here.
But the real question about this announcement is this: Why? Angry Birds is already a really fun game — why potentially ruin it with a movie? So let's see if we can figure out why an Angry Birds film would come about. It could be a) to celebrate the third anniversary of Angry Birds, b) to give fans of the franchise more content to enjoy, or c) to make ALL OF THE MONEY THAT IS LEFT IN THE WORLD.
We must prepare for the post-Angry Birds economy.
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