In an effort to make family fare more enjoyable for the adults forced to accompany their children to the theater, screenwriters will often pack their scripts filled with pop culture references and risqué jokes that are guaranteed to go over the kids’ heads. Why these aforementioned screenwriters are determined to write adult jokes in a movie made for children is an utter mystery, but they will likely keep doing it from now until the end of time. The latest example comes in a new TV spot for “The Angry Birds Movie,” which features a bizarre reference to Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic “The Shining” at the very end. Watch the spot above.
Directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly (in their directorial debuts), and written by Jon Vitti of “The Simpsons” fame, “The Angry Birds Movie” follows a small paradise community of flightless birds that’s soon overrun by a large group of pigs who have less-than-admirable intentions. The film stars Jason Sudeikis (“Sleeping With Other People”), Josh Gad (“Frozen”), Danny McBride (“Tropic Thunder”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), Bill Hader (“Trainwreck”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), and many, many others.
“The Angry Birds Movie” will be released into theaters on May 20th.