Last year, we found ourselves wondering, Why are these birds angry? At the time it had something to do with pigs stealing their eggs (and who wouldn't be angry about that?!), but now there's a new reason. As a review, Angry Birds is a popular video game being played online and on mobile phones everywhere. As of late, there have been all sorts of rumors about an Angry Birds movie. I wondered what a full-length movie about birds who were angry at pigs for stealing and cooking up their eggs would look like: What would the plot be? Who would play the heroes and villains? Would there be a surprise ending? So I asked my co-worker, John. John knows everything there is to know about Angry Birds (and Android phones).
Well, after some research, John informed me that there will (unfortunately) be no Angry Birds movie. The real story is much more complicated. Allow me to simplify it with bullet points:
There is a movie about birds coming out, but these are different birds. The movie is called "Rio."
There is a video game about the movie Rio, being created by the Angry Birds people, which does include the Angry Birds.
Although there is no actual Angry Birds movie, that did not stop someone called "Rooster Teeth" from creating a trailer called "Angry Birds: The Movie," which has nearly 3M hits on YouTube already.
I'm going to go see Rio, (starting on April 15th) just for the music - even though the Angry Birds will not be in it.
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking.