Excerpt: Thanksgiving is not a total loss post- Free Birds . While young ones may freak over the idea of shredding Reggie and Jake’s flesh in honor of thanks, at least we can have pizza. See, Reggie (Owen Wilson) and Jake (Woody Harrelson) are out to stop Thanksgiving.
Excerpt: Reggie (voiced by Owen Wilson) was the lucky turkey to receive a presidential pardon, but it only adds to his feelings of not being part of his flock. When he meets Jake (voiced by Woody Harrelson) however, Reggie is given a chance to stand up for turkeys everywhere, even in the past.
Conclusion: Free Birds is watchable and fairly harmless, but never as much fun as you'd like it to be. Its story and tone are all over the place and, whether serious or slapsticky, there's a shortage of creativity.
Conclusion: Younger kids (like way younger kids) will probably get a kick out of Free Birds , but for anyone past the tot stage, this film will seem old, tired and derivative. It's bright and colorful and features an enjoyable cast of voice actors, but you've seen this all before.
Excerpt: In one of the best bits on his breakthrough album Werewolves & Lollipops , Patton Oswalt describes the punch-up process on computer-animated films as thinking up “funny jokes that people offscreen can yell over the unfunny, uninteresting action to make it a comedy.
Excerpt: Hoewel Ronald Reagan officieel de eerste was die het deed, geldt George Bush (senior dus) als degene die er een jaarlijkse traditie van maakte; de ‘pardoned turkey’. In de aanloop naar Thanksgiving, de nationale feestdag waarop bij vele Amerikaanse gezinnen traditiegetrouw een kalkoen op het menu...