Happy Feet 2: Hollywood Reporter Review

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.

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  1. Maybe we could have this one posted from the SF Chronicle. It is great!! Thanks. The part about Brad and Matt is below:

    The best addition of “Happy Feet Two” are Pitt’s Will the Krill and Damon’s Bill the Krill, who are so engaging they deserve their own buddy-comedy spinoff.

    When Will decides to swim out on his own to see the world beyond the teaming krill swarm, skittish Bill tags along. They discover to their horror that krill are just munchies for other aquatic life, sending Will on a comic quest to move up the food chain and become a predator himself.

    The krill interludes are delightful, and the dark, quiet depths through which they swim make a lovely contrast to the bright world of the penguins above.

    The camaraderie of Pitt and Damon, co-stars in the “Ocean’s Eleven” movies, comes through loudly in their goofy banter, making them highlights of an already stellar voice cast

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/11/14/national/a050350S20.DTL#ixzz1dgxkX5Q8

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