Adult Humor... Get ready to answer your kid's questions.
I thought the movie was hilarious, from an adult perspective. It really is too bad they didn't gear this towards children a little more. Somewhere in between birds being called "pecker head", and a particularly risqué spit-swap/swallowing event followed by an extended urination scene that mortifies and emotionally scars the likes of three main characters, you will find some humorous exploits that make you smile, and have the ability to leave you wanting more.
True: There are some pretty rugged scenes in the movie that are quite abrasive if you're a protective parent. However, if you look past the sarcasm; which proves to be nearly the entire script, your children most likely will not understand much of anything that is going on in the movie.
When birds are sad, feel anger, and display love for their young ones, the child-viewers can identify and enjoy these scenes. There are many scenes that point to the "reality" of the movie is about saving their children. The problem posed by the movie is the overuse of adult problems paired with juvenile "solutions."
Example: Chuck get a speeding ticket and destroys the police officer's office, tinsel-drags his butt across the top of the desk, steals the officers' wallet and spends all of his money at a bar, and finally ends the scene as he drops an implied bird-turd on the officer's helmet and shoulder.
No one died in the movie, despite the overuse of explosions, and the traditionally expected slingshotting of birds into various things. Overall there are many questions your kids will have after they watch this, whether they dare to ask you about it, or not.
Hiding in there somewhere if you dig deep enough you can find valuable lessons about bullying, fair play, treat others how you want them to treat you, friendship, diversity and individuality, importance of perseverance, and setting your mind to succeeding.
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