Friday, November 15, 2013

Movie Review - Free Birds - By Niels Mank



Free Birds is an amazingly cute movie about two turkeys that travel back in time to remove turkeys from the Thanksgiving menu.

The movie begins with a turkey named Reggie (voice of Owen Wilson) who is trying to convince his flock that they are all being fattened up so they can be eaten. He then goes on to tell the audience that turkeys are dumb and think that they are being taken to turkey paradise when they get called to the shed. 

Reggie wakes one day to see a bright light outside and thinks his time has come, but when he goes outside he is greeted by the President of the United States. He has been chosen as the pardoned Turkey for the year. 

He is then flown to the president’s home at Camp David and finds a relaxing life of eating pizza and watching TV. Just when he thinks he has the best life, an intruder named Jake (voice of Woody Harrelson) barges in and kidnaps him. Jake says they are destined to save all turkeys by traveling back to 1621 and stopping the Pilgrims from having turkey at their first Thanksgiving. The rest of the movie takes Reggie and Jake through time to 1621 as they attempt to remove turkeys from the Thanksgiving menu. This movie is a must see for any family. The surprising comedy keeps even teenagers glued to the screen to see what happens next.