The Angry Birds movie has announced its preliminary cast, and it’s kind of unbelievable. The casting strategy seemed to be along the lines of “Let’s just think of every funny person we’ve ever seen in anything, and cast them all.” Normally, a cast of this quality would lead to ENORMOUS excitement, but as is often the case with this kind of big-budget animated kids flick, a quality cast does not equal quality movie. That goes triple when said movie is based on a game you play on your phone when you’re having poop time.
So how must it feel to be so respected as a comedic actor that you’re paid a yacht’s worth of those big Sony dollars to do really terrible comedy? I would imagine that would leave an actor feeling really conflicted, but let’s ask the cast. Bill Hader? It looks like you maybe had some very brief reservations.
Maya Rudolph seems to be eating her feelings, but at least now she can afford really good cake when she does it.
Jason Sudeikis, what about you? You were just happy to get that huge paycheck, weren’t you?
The always underused Hannibal Buress wasn’t going to turn down the work.
Peter Dinklage, though? How did they get you in there? Dink looks ahead to how he may feel about this decision in the future.
Ike Barinholtz, I get. He has a large pet collection to think of.
Keegan-Michael Key is just trying to convince people he’s able to do things on his own.
And Danielle Brooks is flat out over the moon.
Jillian Bell is so young and green, she was overjoyed at the chance to “sell out.”
And Josh Gad isn’t kidding anyone. This is the movie he was born to be in.
Danny McBride may have his reservations, but he honestly doesn’t care what we think.
Kate McKinnon isn’t proud of her choices here, but she’s trying to hold it together in public.
But poor Tony Hale. He feels the worst.
It’s good to get the opinions of those involved in the process. I think I’ll be holding out for the Angry Birds: Star Wars sequel. Which I also won’t see.