Review of 'The Angry Birds Movie 2'

angry_birds2.jpg Following the events of the first film (The Angry Birds Movie, Bird Island's irritable hero Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) along with friends Chuck (voiced by Josh Gad) and Bomb (voiced by Danny McBride) are still protecting the island in a prank war with newly rebuilt “Piggy Island”. When both islands are attacked with gigantic, hugely destructive, ice bombs from feathery megalomaniac Zeta's (voiced by Leslie Jones) ice-capped Eagle Island the birds and pigs call a temporary truce in their fighting. Red, Bomb, Mighty Eagle (voiced by Peter Dinklage), Chuck, and his brilliant sister, Silver (voiced by Rachel Bloom), who had an unfortunate experience with Red at speed dating join forces with pig King Leonard's (voiced by Bill Hader) team to travel to Eagle Island and put a stop to Zeta…

Another amusing outing with the Angry Birds, this time with loads more peril and action along with a side-story involving three hapless chicks ongoing attempts to recover their younger siblings (eggs). It is far more manic than the first film and is all the better for it though the action in the finale seems more than a little over the top. It is also nice to see some obvious nods to the video game with the birds flying through the air in their familiar arcs, in this case as part of their commute rather than destroying pig constructions. There are lots of in-jokes and asides that can be easily missed so demand your attention. This coupled with several plots makes the film too much, really. Thankfully, the filmmakers do not repeat the gags of the first film keeping the material fresh and different but this is not enough. The music is great, the gags are great, the characters are great, the animation is great but by the end you are happy to see the credits.

Not quite as amusing as the first but amusing nonetheless if not a tad overdone.

Rating: “It is OK but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2021-07-26

Directed by: Thurop Van Orman and John Rice

Studio: Sony Pictures Animation

Year: 2019

Length: 97 minutes

Genre: Animation