Sunday 11th April 2010


Director: Gary Chapman
Year: 2005
Stars: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry (voices)

I didn't know much about this before I watched it, other than that it was an animated movie about pigeons during World War II.

Turns out, that's pretty much all there is to it. The film follows a flock of pigeons (well, 4 or 5) as they are recruited during World War II, and end up having to carry out a dangerous mission (even though they aren't exactly great war pigeons) because all the other wartime pigeons are dead or have been caught.

It's OK as animated movies go, but there's nothing special here. It was pretty easy to get distracted and then return to the film, still knowing basically what was happening. Probably quite enjoyable for kids, but it doesn't have the edge of great animated movies like Toy Story or Finding Nemo.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.