Happy Feet 2: Proves that sequels are not necessary

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If you are asking yourself, how could I have skipped over doing a review of Twilight-Breaking Dawn 1? Don’t worry, it’s coming.  I just couldn’t bear to deal with the immense crowd of girls swooning over Edward or Jacob on its first weekend at the theatres.

So, instead I opted to see Happy Feet 2. I absolutely loved the first film, with its beautiful animated landscapes of the Antarctica and cute little penguins and not to mention, the fantastic music.  It truly deserved the 2007 Oscar for Best Animated Film.

How could they top that? Well, they didn’t.  Happy Feet 2 goes the way as most sequels do, in that, they should not have done it.  I have to agree with what Rotten Tomatoes says,

The animation is as eye-popping as ever, but Happy Feet Two’s narrative is too noisily incoherent to recapture the Oscar-winning charm of its predecessor.

The environmental theme is quite prevalent right into the beginning of the film showing the baby penguins singing and dancing in puddles of water, but unlike the first film, they do not try to pinpoint where the problem comes from, which took away from the real importance of the situation.

Elijah Wood returns as the voice of Mambo, but he is not as loveable due to the fact that he is now a father to Eric, the baby penguin, who has now stolen that adorable role from his dad.  Also joining the cast is Sven the Puffin, voiced by Hank Azaria and two krill, Bill, voiced by Brad Pitt and Will, voiced by Matt Damon.  It is these two krill that offer some of the best lines in the film.

Happy Feet 2 maybe a delight for the eyes, but really that is it.  It in essence is an example of how sequels are born out of boredom and a lack of creativity.

Happy Feet 2 is Worth Seeing on video.

Movies Worth Seeing or Not rating: 7.5/10




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