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Woody Woodpecker


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The Film:

While I wouldn’t classify myself as a Woody Woodpecker fan, exactly, the character was ingrained into my childhood in several different ways that made the prospect of checking out a live-action movie somewhat appealing. On top of seeing many of the cartoons and learning how to belt out the bird’s signature psychotic laugh, Woody’s wild locks and facial expressions made up one of the first cartoon characters — more so than Mickey or Bugs — that I learned to draw while developing the hobby of my youth. So when the high-pitched giggling and spiky red-feathered appearance zoomed onto the screen for the trailer, a shot of nostalgic excitement shot through me which quickly disappeared when viewing the li…Read the entire review


By Max Schindler