I'd like to say I never played Angry Birds, but the truth is I quit because I wasn't any good at it. Now that we've got that out of the way, I'll also confess to not giving The Angry Birds Movie a second thought until I found out who was in it.

By "in it" we're talking the actors voicing the characters, as disappointingly this is not a live action film. The trailer really offers very little idea of what the movie is about beyond being a platform to sell scads and scads of toys to kids. The marketing machine feels strong with this one.

What can't be casually dismissed is the fact that the cast is downright fantastic. Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hadar, Peter Dinklage, Keegan Michael-Key, Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride, Kate McKinnon and Hannibal Buress are among the stars.  Jillian Bell, Josh Gad (please be a snowbird) and Danielle Brooks too? That's a pretty solid collection of talent, which gives some, albeit fleeting, hope that maybe the film will be watchable. Check out the trailer for yourself...