Initial Reaction: Video Review - THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE & NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING

This week there was a triple header hitting theaters in The Angry Birds Movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and The Nice Guys. While myself, Charles, and the crew were able to catch all three of the films this weekend we also shot two reviews instead of just a single one as we were all pretty excited for the follow-up to 2014's Neighbors, but felt something of an obligation to talk Angry Birds as it was clear going into the weekend that the family film would win the box office. And the film to finally knock Captain America and Iron Man from the top spot was indeed The Angry Birds Movie as it claimed $39 million in its opening weekend. This win could be short-lived for the app adaptation though, as Disney and Pixar's Finding Dory opens in a month and is sure to be massive giving Angry Birds room to breathe, but only to a certain extent. Something of a bigger surprise to me, personally though, was the drop in which Neighbors 2 suffered when compared to the $49 million opening of the original. Comedy sequels hardly tend to make as much as their originals if that original is an out and out hit at the box office, but this drop seems incredibly steep considering the movie is actually really good. Bringing in an estimated $21.79 million for a third place finish, that's a 55.5% decline from the originals opening weekend. The only hope being that the film will have room to flourish on its good word of mouth as there isn't another R-rated comedy targeted at the under 25 crowd until the week after next when The Lonely Island's Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping opens. The last time a Lonely Island movie opened it was against Seth Rogen's Superbad to which Hot Rod didn't stand a chance, but nine years on and Popstar may be something of a death certificate to Neighbors 2. It will be interesting to see it play out, but for now be sure to hit the jump to see our full video reviews as well as subscribe to our channel for a new review every week!


You can also read my full The Angry Birds Movie review here.


You can also read my full Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising review here.