In some farm town that looks like Haliburton or somewhere, is a turkey farm where all the turkeys are stupid, even though they can talk; they just sit around all day and whenever a human takes them by the neck, they're in belief that they'll be going on holiday. Regi, a turkey played by Owen Wilson knows better, and he tries to convince them to run away sort of like Ginger from Chicken Run, but none of them see the light. Then Regi is chosen as the turkey who will be freed from slaughter due to a tiny mishap and decision from the president's daughter who, with or without the cameras, must be given approval. Then a few I think weeks or months of pizza later, five minutes for us, Regi gets captured and taken by this buffed up and unmistakably Woody Harrelson voiced turkey named Jake who keeps saying it's his duty to take turkeys off the menu because The Great Turkey told him so. He's so committed he has to say it twice in which it looked like the same animation rigging was done for them both. There's a little story to this great turkey business as well that I already kind of predicted.
Now, I want you to think what would happen to this time travel business. Yep, that's pretty much how it goes. The whole movie seems to borrow many elements from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III" and maybe sometimes "Barnyard", but not in the good ways. I will admit, there are one or two chase scenes that are nice, especially this one at the beginning involving a clever resolution on retracing steps, plus this thing with the left eye of the one who should be called the main protagonist is different. I just in the end had no idea what the filmmakers wanted me to get out of it. I especially didn't like how the human characters are shown as occasionally starving, it briefly made me want them to nag a few of the rednecks. There is a joke involving pizza, but I think the four-green you-know-who's sparkled this dynamic long ago already. The dogs are also well animated and reminded me a little bit of Barnyard's coyotes, but here I think they're just a little too scary for most kids which this movie will be aimed at; ones that haven't seen many movies with a good story. It's also supposed to cause a hint of sadness but I hadn't been given enough time with the turkey community and I barely knew this one person who leads a big roll of bread in the turnabout. That's another thing. Free Birds also has the problem The Book of Life had; I finished the movie feeling like I'd just went out for lunch at somewhere with fast food; it was over before I even knew it. Not to mention this predictable psyche in the ending which anyone who has seen Back to the Future, as everyone has by now (which will be my next movie review) will predict coming as easy as predicting the lineup when Mockingjay Part 2 comes out.
Basically, Free Birds was...too basic a film with a bad idea in general about meat-eating with a few fast moments that can't make up for it's bar style of humour.