Sometimes an animated film comes along that blows away your expectations and sets new landmarks in animation. The Angry Birds Movie is not such a film, but it’s still pretty darn entertaining. Come on, did anyone honestly expect a movie based on a smartphone game to be some kind of existential masterpiece? This is certainly a case of “it is what it is,” but in a good way. (more…)
Yet again, it’s another movie that sets my Dredd Sequel Senses screaming into the night. We can get a movie about Angry Birdsfrom a one-dimensional point and click video game, but we can’t see Karl Urban‘s Dredd bring justice and save Mega City One from Judge Death. No… we’ve got to see this. Just click-through and watch the damn trailer, I’m to angry to write any more intro. (more…)
I’ve steered clear of the Angry Birds franchise as a matter of principal (and because my cell phone is from the late 90s), but even I have to admit that mashing up this group of irate avians with The Transformers is a pretty clever idea. Scroll on to check out the VHS-rip-styled trailer for this upcoming cartoon and see what you think of it. (more…)
Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro have worked out a deal to bring The Transformers into the Angry Bird fold. It was most likely only a matter of time after the successful Angry Birds Star Wars addition to the Angry Birds franchise. (more…)
Do you like playing Angry Birds on your mobile device? That’s nice. Well how about going to your local multiplex to see Angry Birds the Movie? Before you say anything – too late! – it’s already in development.
The epic three year battle between the eponymous splenetic fowl and their arch-nemesis the pigs (yeah, I don’t get it either) will soon be translated to the big screen courtesy of producer John Cohen (Despicable Me) and executive producer David Maisel (Iron Man). Rovio Entertainment, the developer behind Angry Birds the game, will be making the film in house under its new animation banner that they hired Maisel to shepherd last year.
Cohen, meanwhile, brings considerable animation experience with him to the film. At Fox he worked under the Blue Sky shingle and helped develop hits like Ice Age, Robots, and Horton Hears a Who before going to Universal and producing the hit Despicable Me. So I’m sure he’s more than capable of developing some kind of narrative out of the game. Otherwise the plot will go something like this.
When a bunch of pigs do… something… somebody gets their sling shot and fires birds at them. But, you know angry birds. And sometimes they have powers. Or are Star Wars themed. Uh, the end.
Angry Birds is looking to be released in theaters sometime in 2016, when either we’ve all gotten over it or it will be as ubiquitous as computer solitaire.
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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
ABOVE: Gizmo is one of the cutest Sci-Fi creatures of all time, no doubt. In pumpkin form, however, not so much. [Villafanestudios]
If you were a non-believer of the amazing might of Chuck Norris, you better “check yourself before you wreck yourself” ’cause these next two video diamonds will have you begging for forgiveness. From the funnily demented mind that gave Youtube the ‘Annoying Orange’, Daneboe.com gives Chuck Norris enthusiasts brings their darkest gamer fantasy to life. We get to see Chuck Norris go head to head against some classic icons in the gamer world, and the stand outs from the set are the following:
Round 1: Chuck Norris Vs. ‘Angry Birds’
Round 2: Chuck Norris Vs. ‘Pac-Man’
Final Round : Chuck Norris Vs. ‘Super Mario Bros.‘
I’m sure that if it is between the ending for Super Mario Bros. with Chuck Norris or that with Super Mario, it seems that the ending with Chuck is ten times better. Hello, finally they don’t deal with all the crud with the “other castle” and just get straight to…Bang! Bang! BANG! What other video game would you fantasize as being 10x better with Chuck Norris as a main character?
You can admit it; you totally said that title like the Muppet’s Pigs in Space opening. Hmm, maybe there is a lawsuit in there somewhere . . .
Yahoo! Games has announced that Rovio will release Angry Birds Space for mobile devices on March 22!
While playing this fourth major release of the “Angry Birds” series:
“you’ll be lobbing birds on entirely new planets while contending with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-motion puzzles and “lightspeed” destruction. And just like with other Angry Birds games, expect those outer-space physics to be dead on.”
The game features additional, completely new birds alongside some old favorites, many sporting new super powers. The site adds that NASA and National Geographic will be the game’s launch partners.
You can check out a teaser below and stay tuned to the official site for more info.
Angry Birds is the most popular game on the planet right now and I have no freakin’ clue why. Yes, it’s simple, addicting, incredibly accessible but don’t you eventually tire of launching birds at pigs? I must be in the minority ’cause someone thought the premise of Angry Birds (remember, shoot birds at pigs) would be fantastic for a movie. I can only imagine what a giant pile of stinky bird shit that flick will be.
Wouldn’t it be great if someone took the concept of Angry Birds, flushed out a story, developed characters and really tried to adapt what people love about the game (Which is what, again?) into a smart, funny, entertaining film? Of course it would, and leave it to the interwebz to deliver. Below is a trailer for an Angry Birds movie as seen through the eyes of Guy Ritchie. Sure, it blatantly steals the director’s style but a snazzy heist flick with sexy ladies as the Birds squaring off against a gang of Pigs sounds awesome.
Jason and Tommy are tasked with delivering the Queen Mum’s famed Fabergé egg collection to a museum in Philadelphia. Only when they get to America, they find the eggs are gone. A team of highly-trained femme fatale art thieves have stolen the case the eggs were transported in, only to discover another team of swine-masked bandits has made off with the actual prize.
These so-called “American birds” aren’t just going to sit back, and let someone else get all the glory and gold. They’re smart. They’re sexy. And now, these birds are angry.
From the creators of God of War (Indie Movie), The Legend of Zelda (1987), and Inglourious Plummers comes the next epic of blockbuster proportions: Angry Birds.