Angry Birds (2016)

Angry Birds
synopsis

In this hilarious animated adventure comedy, you’ll finally find out why the birds are so angry. In an island paradise populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely, Red, a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck, and the volatile Bomb have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

~ The Angry Birds Movie

review

Without a car, no job and tired of repeat television, I have turned to Netflix for my entertainment now. I admit I was surprised to find full-length movies on the website, but pleasantly pleased. This will allow me to crochet/knit faster as I watch.

This movie was entertaining despite having never played the game. At least I now know what made the birds angry! Damn medication had me dozing at the beginning, but not so much that I could not follow the story.

Cute characters, especially Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride) and Terrence (Sean Penn). Wouldn’t you know the antagonist would be named Leonard (Bill Hader). Other notable voice talents included Maya Rudolph (Matilda), Peter Dinklage (Mighty Eagle) and Keegan-Michael Key (Judge Peckinpah).

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Hotel Transylvania 2

synopsis

Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania…Dracula’s rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis isn’t showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny – and in for a major cultural shock of her own – “Vampa” Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay fa family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not pure blood – and human are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania – things are going to get batty!

Source: Official Theatrical Website

review

I thought this sequel was funnier than the first one. The story is as old as the hills revolving around unconditional acceptance in the face of discrimination, but from a monster’s point of view, and funny. One of the things that really made me laugh was the idea that everyone thought the Invisible Man had made up his girlfriend – also invisible and from Canada.

I was able to pick out the voice talents of Megan Mullally, but the movie was packed with well-know actors: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Fran Drescher, Molly Shannon, Nick Offerman, Dana Carvey and Mel Brooks.