Other than commercially, more is less in this antic, not so funny sequel to the 2006 blockbuster.
Even with the addition of new characters, such as the ones voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, George Miller’s animated sequel just isn’t very funny.
What appeared fresh and fun back in 2006 now feels like recycled goods in Happy Feet Two. The first time around, the sight of multicultural penguins singing and dancing in a gorgeous, environmentally threatened setting seemed disarmingly novel. But while a number of new characters have been introduced into the zoologically varied cast, the format and themes have a shopworn air that even the 3D Antarctic vistas and intermittent cleverness can’t surmount. Commercially, however, there’s no reason this splashy sequel won’t perform similarly to the original, which pulled in $385 million worldwide.
Read more. Spoiler alert. It’s not so positive. I shall not give up on Brad as krill.