Hollywood, like the Main Stream Media, exists to tell us pretty lies. Most films are overwhelmingly biased towards the Left. When it comes to immigration, they will usually give us sob stories about immigrants with hearts of gold victimized by evil white racist Amerikkan oppressors. And when it comes to children's films, we usually get a syrupy sweet story about how We Are Really All The Same and how children should learn to celebrate differences.
"Angry Birds" is not a film like that. Based on the popular game for cell phones, "Angry Birds" is actually a cautionary tale about #refugeeswelcome.
A group of happy, decadent, flightless birds live peaceably on an island. Red, a bird with some anger issues, doesn't really fit in with everyone else. And his alienation becomes especially acute when a group of pigs arrives at the island. While Red is suspicious, the rest of the birds are delighted and savagely turn on Red for "bringing shame" on the birds though his caution.
As it turns out, the pigs are only at the island to eat the eggs of the birds. Using explosives (much like another group of refugees, one which really doesn't like pork), they blow up the houses of the birds and steal the eggs. Red suddenly finds himself thrust from outcast to leader and rouses the birds to a righteous fury. "We used to be dinosaurs!" he cries. The birds launch a furious attack, launching themselves at the pigs' castle with giant slingshots. With the help of a legendary hero named "Mighty Eagle" (who has seen better days and which some reviewers think is a stand in for a declining United States), they reclaim their eggs, and leave the enemy city in flames.
There's no moment where the two tribes learn that they actually are the same. They are just enemies. Good guys win, bad guys lose, and we have a few laughs along the way.
Of course, it's just a children's movie so I might be reading way, way too much into this. But the Left evidently feels the same way. There have been a spate of negative reviews about "Angry Birds," with the film's politics serving as a focal point.
The Angry Birds Movie is both the equivalent of a screaming five-year-old and a regressive piece of American propaganda. Out of all the films I’ve seen this year, this is the one I least expected to have an anti-immigration and an eye for an eye message underneath it. But it’s actually happened. Angry Birds is now a metaphor for the September 11 terrorist attacks...[T]he film is also politically dubious and set on a message that isn’t appropriate for children or clear-minded adults.[The Angry Birds Movie - Film Review, by Damien Straker, Impulse Gamer, May 8, 2016]
"Angry Birds" is funny, entertaining, and best of all, right wing and hated by SJWs. It's PG, so it might be a bit too edgy for very small children, but if you are ok with that, take your kids to see it today!