Free Birds

2013

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Sci-Fi

331
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 44%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 22791

Synopsis


Uploaded By: OTTO
January 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Director

Cast

Owen Wilson as Reggie
Keith David as Chief Broadbeak
Josh Lawson as Additional Voice Talent
3D.BLU 720p.BLU 1080p.BLU
1.43 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S counting...
747.42 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 2 / 4
1.43 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 1 / 5

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by croxton3 7 / 10

A lot of laughs

My kids and I loved this movie, so I was surprised to see the low rating on IMDb. The negative comments seem to center on three things:

(1) "Cultural insensitivity," chiefly for portraying 17th century turkeys like Indians. I don't get this one. They are put in opposition to pilgrims, who are trying to eat them, and the Indian association seems natural. (2) A "vegetarian" message. I am relatively sensitive to such message (e.g., I thought it was rather heavy-handed in "Jurassic Park"), so I can say that there simply isn't one here. It's about turkeys trying not to get eaten, not that people should never eat meat. (3) "disregard for time-travel paradoxes" (quoting from Wikipedia here). It's a movie about talking turkeys, and this guy is bothered by inconsistencies in time travel? If this bothers you, it's time to take off the bow tie and unfasten the suspenders, you need to loosen up.

Okay, the plot is not great, and there really isn't a message (at least not much of one). The joy of this movie and others of its ilk is in the presentation. There are a lot of funny lines, and the animation is amazing. I love seeing how cartoonists can elicit the most focused emotions simply by depicting a turkey's face.

If you are looking for a deep movie, this one is probably not for you. If you are looking for a great way to spend 90 minutes, you will enjoy this one.

Reviewed by punisherversion1 4 / 10

Time traveling turkeys not so fun after all.

245: Free Birds. An animated movie about time traveling turkeys who venture back to the first Thanksgiving to save turkeys from becoming the dish of choice going forward. This sounded like a very strange movie and usually strange movies pique my interest, this one did so I decided to give it a try. The creative team clearly stopped after time traveling turkeys. All the jokes are in the first 20 minutes of the movie and after that it becomes a standard animated movie where the turkeys fight off the settlers before we reveal an important character trait that changes everything going forward. The first 20 minutes were pretty funny and had some clever bits but after that, it become a slog to get through. The characters become irritating. I understand that this is a kids movie. I've enjoyed kids movies in the past. I'm a little goofy and silly myself from time to time. The idea of time traveling turkeys drew me into the tent to see the show. It just could not live up to the other end of the bargain. The other odd thing about the turkeys in the past which threw me off was the fact that some of them resembled native Americans even though we had the human versions in the movie already. Not everyone in the flock was like this, one of them was a short angry bird looking fool who spoke with a caricatured Italian accent. This movie was pilfering from quite a few other films. It had some bits of Avatar thrown in there. It had a lot of Avatar actually. This is a bit of a spoiler if you've not seen Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes.......

It had the ending of Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes where an egg looking shuttle comes back from the past in the middle of the battlefield to stop the fighting. I imagine this was meant to be parody. In the end, this had a nugget of a funny idea but didn't know what to do with it. I give this film a D.

Reviewed by masonrobledo 2 / 10

Maybe Not the Worst, But Properly the Most Stupidest Animated Film I've ever seen

Before the fantastic The Book of Life, Reel FX gave us Free Birds and It is one of the most laziest and annoying animated comedies I have ever seen, the characters are not all that memorable, the story is stupid, the jokes are generically juvenile. I know It's a comedy and Your not to supposed to take It seriously, but I just didn't care what was going on.

The only good things is the animation is half-way decent, It has some funny/quiet moments but that's not saying much, the Voice-Acting Is passable from Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson and Amy Poehler.

Not much else to say but just bad, not the worst but defiantly Top 5, I'll say It's on par with the Nut Job being just mediocre.

Watch the Book of Life instead of this, It's not worth your money.

I'm giving this a 2/10.

Read more IMDb reviews

1 Comments

Be the first to leave a comment