Frenemies Birds, Piggies Unite in “The Angry Birds Movie 2”

BY: Rohn Romulo

Frenemy.

It’s an evocative word indicating a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry. And it’s a perfectly succinct description of the idea hatched by the filmmakers to bring the world of Angry Birds to a new level, in Columbia Pictures’ new adventure comedy The Angry Birds Movie 2.

“We started with that idea, knowing there’d be so much comedy and conflict to be mined from the two enemy factions – the birds and pigs – being forced to work together,” producer John Cohen explains. “That would lead to trust issues, clashes of egos, a lot of friction, and more character-based comedy. We wanted to surprise audiences with a new energy and comedy ‘motor.’”

Cohen further characterizes the new film as a “mission movie” about a core team of characters coming together to pull off a daunting task, which in turn, says Cohen, provides “opportunities for action and adventure different from what audiences experienced in the first film.”

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Chuck (Josh Gad), Silver (Rachel Bloom), Red (Jason Sudeikis), Leonard (Bill Hader), Courtney (Awkwafina) and Garry (Sterling K. Brown) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.

Bringing a fresh take on the characters and their mission is director Thurop Van Orman, making his big-screen directorial debut after helming the popular Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time with Finn & Jake. Says Van Orman: “With The Angry Birds Movie 2, I was always looking to maximize the visual humor, which translates to every age, region and background.”

Now playing in Philippine cinemas, The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #AngryBirdsMovie2

About The Angry Birds Movie 2

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

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Red (Jason Sudeikis) and Leonard (Bill Hader) in Columbia Pictures and Rovio Animations’ ANGRY BIRDS 2.
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