4 Starfish out of 5.
What if your species was on the holiday menu every year? Wouldn’t you want to do something about that? In the new animated movie “Free Birds,” Reggie the turkey (voiced by Owen Wilson) has always dreaded Thanksgiving, seeing members of his flock taken away to be cooked for dinner. But, his radical ideas make him an outcast in the flock, never really fitting in or belonging with his group. One day however, Reggie is proclaimed the pardoned turkey by the President. At Camp David, Reggie lives out the life of his dreams: pizza, television, and no fear of death. I really enjoyed this film’s slapstick physical humor and wit. Another thing I enjoyed about “Free Birds” is its interesting perspective on a widely known tradition. There have been movies about Thanksgiving, but none from a turkey’s perspective until now. The animation is average quality, however: nothing too unique about the CGI style. But, the concept is very interesting, and unique one as well.