Coming Distractions: Angry Birds teaser has angry birds, but no slingshots or pig murders

One of the most bizarre things about the Super Mario Bros. movie—which is full of bizarre things—is the way the filmmakers took familiar names and images from the video games and twisted them into a nonsensical dystopia of dinosaur people and sentient fungus. It’s like they had a list that said “Mario, Luigi, plumbers, mushrooms, Koopa” and that’s all they based the movie off of. Based on this teaser, The Angry Birds Movie doesn’t look quite that bad, but it also looks almost nothing like the popular series of mobile games that it’s based on. The familiar characters are there, including the red bird that doesn’t do anything special, the yellow boomerang bird, and the bomb-like black bird, but none of them are getting launched out of a slingshot in an attempt to kill pigs and destroy their homes. Other than the generic …

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