The Angry Birds Movie 2

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The Angry Birds Movie 2

TIME OUT SAYS

A small number of sequels surpass their originals: Terminator 2, The Godfather: Part 2 and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan are among them. Now one more joins the list – The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Okay, The Angry Birds Movie didn’t exactly push the cinematic boundaries of kids’ films, but it successfully took a video game premise and spun it into a fun family animation. This time, the filmmakers follow the Bad Neighbours school of sequel-writing and have the original’s Red (Jason Sudeikis) team up with ihs enemies. They must battle a new adversary: the evil (read: lonely) Zeta (Leslie Jones from Saturday Night Live), a giant purple bird who attacks the islands because she’s sick of her own lair on a frosty volcano. It’s basically an animated Austin Powers for kids.

There’s much to enjoy here. Co-writer Peter Ackerman (Ice Age) gives the script enough kick to keep all ages engaged, with nods to everything from Back to the Future to Dawson’s Creek, while Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Awkwafina get most of the laughs from a generally impressive vocal cast.

There are some questionable plot points, and it’s no Toy Story 2. But this animated sequel is tighter, funnier and sillier than its predecessor. It’s worth chicking out.

By Greer McNally | 05 Aug 2019

DETAILS

The Angry Birds Movie 2
Release DateAugust 02, 2019
Director Thurop Van Orman
Casting Awkwafina, Dove Cameron, Bill Hader
Film Category Animation