Angry BirdsHeralding a new era of violent, mobile-game-based films that are bad for children
May 20, 2016, could be a date that changes Hollywood. That’s the day when The Angry Birds Movie, the first blockbuster based on a mobile game, opens in theaters.
We can be fairly confident that the film will be a blockbuster; an unbelievable 2 billion people have downloaded the game, so just a small fraction of that number would guarantee success at the box office.
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And if those angry little birdies reach impressive heights on what is traditionally the best opening weekend on the film calendar, we can expect further mobile-game-based films to follow hot on their tail feathers. The scripts for Fruit Ninja, Doodle Jump and Candy Crush Saga are no doubt already taking up space on Hollywood hard drives.