Review: Happy Feet 2
In a highly unsurprising sequel, Happy Feet 2 takes the best things about Happy Feet one and cuts out all the rest. In a journey to save his family and friends Elijah Wood, I mean Mumble, is forced to combine forces with his friends and neighbors and through dance to rescue his people.
Instead of doing the whole Glee thing, Happy Feet 2 has always had a underlying message of saving the planet hidden (not so much hidden in the first one) under song and dance. This Second Feet (pun) works more like a hidden Christian rock band where you don’t know they are so religious until you go to one of their concerts and they are loving Jesus during the breaks of their songs. The main problems here circle around working together and many other ideals of human consciousness which is very much missed in a lot of silly kid movies made today. Most films of this nature focus on what they can pop out at you in 3D so the kids keep going WOAH!
The cast in this film is fun but I found myself very quickly wanted more of Bill and will the two Krill (played by Matt Damon and Brad Pitt) rather than anything else in the film. Their lines were smooth, clever, hilarious, and not so much filled with underlying themes of human depravity.
Kids will love this film, adults will enjoy themselves (especially at the Raw Hide reference) and it will definitely be a huge hit… Until The Muppets comes out next week.
7.5 Krill out of 10
PS. Don’t go see this in 3D. It doesn’t need it or enhance it in any way