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Happy Feet Two


Genre :

Animation, Family, Comedy

Release Date :

November 18, 2011

MPAA Rating :


Director :

George Miller

Starring :

Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Pink, Elizabeth Daily, Common, Ava Acres, Benjamin Flores Jr., Magda Szubanski

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3.5 of 4

“..worse, we get a feeling we’ve seen it all before..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
“..what appeared fresh and fun back in 2006 now feels like recycled goods in Happy Feet Two..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the uninhibited musical sensibility remains admirable and infectious..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
1.5 of 4

“..the story jumps among so many characters that none of them matters much, and everything that was fresh and vivid in the first film has gone stale..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
“..the sequel's themes of friendship and interdependency fail to generate much momentum..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4

“..the opening twenty minutes are a mad, random jumble of characters, situations, voices and song..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
“..the movie is swathed in visual rapture..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]
“..the movie has absolutely everything except the light touch required for unaffected charm..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
2 of 4

“..it's hard not to feel the desperation behind the film's hyperactive invention..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3.5 of 4

“..has less to do with the now-mandatory upgrade to 3D than with an increased command of texture and light..”
by Sam Adams [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..encourage audiences to overlook how random and haphazard its narrative is..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
“..an amiable sequel with not much on its mind other than funny and creaky jokes, and waves of understated beauty..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“.."Happy Feet Two" is plotted so that a bunch of disparate things happen, until it's time to end the movie..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]

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