Free Birds Movie Review Summary

Actors: Owen Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Amy Poehler, George Takei

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This animation film tells the story of two turkeys that use a time machine to go back in time to the first Thanksgiving meal in order to get turkey off the menu. The story starts on a turkey ranch where only one of the turkeys, named Reggie (with the voice of Owen Wilson) is wise enough to know what is in store for all the rest of them. That they will be killed and eaten for Thanksgiving. He tries his best to convince them of the horrible fate that lies in store for them but they pay him no attention at all. Reggie is chosen by the President of the United States to be the sole turkey "pardoned" and not killed for the Thanksgiving Day feast. Reggie is living the high-life in the White House when another turkey named Jake (with the voice of Woody Harrelson) who is a secret-agent type spy, contacts him and tells him of his plan to use a time machine. He enlists the help of Reggie to save all the other turkeys from doom.
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They sneak into a top secret facility and use the time machine to go back in time. The time machine is called S.T.E.V.E. (with the voice of George Takei) and is hilarious. Once they arrive at the location in the distant past, they discover the turkeys are like native American Indians. They are fighting against one evil guy that wants to hunt them down and kill them all for food. They help the ancient turkeys avoid disaster and along the way Reggie falls in love with Jenny (with the voice of Amy Peohler)who is the daughter of the Turkey Chief.

Best part of story, including ending: I like the wise-cracking comments and "hehehehehe" laugh of the security guards protecting the time machine.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when Jake and Reggie first enter the top-secret secure facility to look for the time machine. Jake looks to a map on the wall for the location of the time machine. Reggie kids him for being so naive to think that they would put the location of the top secret time machine on the wall map. But the location of the time machine is marked on the map which is quite amusing.

Opinion about the main character: Reggie does sincerely care about the future of all of his species and tries his best to overcome their pre-determined fate and change history.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar

Script Analysis of Free Birds

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   distant past Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   bird If a cartoon...    -   animated cartoon Animal talks?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   animal Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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