- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Monday, 24 June 2013 08:16
- Written by Lupe Haas
Now here's another Hollywood turkey we can sink our teeth in. Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson are animated turkeys in FREE BIRDS, and they are on a quest to go back in time to change the course of history and take turkeys off the holiday menu. And what better timing than Thanksgiving to ruin our joy of our annual feast when it opens November 1st.Amy Poehler joins the fun as a female turkey along with Lakers basketball player Dwight Howard making his animated feature film debut and popular Spanish radio disc jockey Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo.
Can we take a bet the classic song "Free Bird" by American southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd will be part of the soundtrack.
Official FREE BIRDS Synopsis
An unlikely pair of turkeys from opposite sides of the fence travel back in time to the first Thanksgiving to change the course of history – and take turkey off the menu for good - in FREE BIRDS, an animated comedy adventure from the Academy Award®-winning producer of Shrek.
On a quaint, family-owned farm, a giant turkey flock lives a quiet, complacent, corn-stuffed life. All everyone cares about is feeding time and grazing in the sun with the Farmer, who they swear will bring them to “Turkey Paradise.” Everyone, that is, except for Reggie (Owen Wilson), a whip-smart turkey whose bad-mouthing of the farmer and disinterest in the mundane, overfed turkey existence, makes him an outcast among his flock.
Reggie’s life is changed forever when an unexpected visit from the President of the United States lands him the esteemed honor of Pardoned Turkey. This means a cozy life at Camp David, complete with TV On Demand and cheese pizza. By being pardoned, Reggie has found his own Turkey Paradise a place where he (and he alone) calls all the shots! That is until Reggie is plucked from his paradise by Jake (Woody Harrelson), the relentless founder (and only member) of the Turkey Freedom Front.
Jake has only one mission: to change history forever and save all of Turkey-kind. But he can’t do it alone: a mission like this needs brain and brawn. “It’s our destiny!,” he proclaims. Despite Reggie’s refusal to abandon his life of luxury, Jake kidnaps him and together they break into a top-secret government lab and hijack a time machine named S.T.E.V.E (George Takei), taking them back to the year 1621, days before the first Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, as soon as they arrive, they find themselves in the crosshairs of Plymouth Colony Commander, Myles Standish (Colm Meaney), an avid hunter on his own mission to capture enough birds to feed the colonists and their Native American allies for the upcoming Harvest Feast. Before Reggie and Jake become Standish’s dinner, they are rescued by Jenny (Amy Poehler), the beautiful and fierce daughter of the Wild Turkey’s Chief Broadbeak. She leads them to the edge of the forest, where her flock is hiding from the Pilgrims. Jake must teach the wild flock about the future and rally support for his mission, but Reggie is on a mission of his own: falling beak over tail for Jenny. He can’t take her eyes off of her, and she can’t keep her eyes on him she’s so walleyed she can almost see around corners.
Inspired by Jenny’s bravery, however, Reggie leads a daring raid on the Pilgrim village to free their captured comrades. However, their plans backfire when Jake¹s feather-brained scheme leads Standish and his hunters to the flock, putting Jenny, her family, and the future of all flocks in jeopardy. Disheartened, Reggie flees to the present day with S.T.E.V.E., because he’s learned one too many times, it’s better off if you go it alone. But his life at Camp David no longer feels like home without Jenny and Jake. With a fresh perspective of what life would be without his friends, Reggie realizes that Jake’s crazy mission IS his destiny, and he and S.T.E.V.E head back to finish Jake¹s mission and get turkeys off of the menu for good!
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