Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Feet 2

(Wikipedia) Happy Feet Two is a 2011 American-Australian 3D computer-animated family film directed by George Miller, who co-directed the original film Happy Feet. The film is a sequel to Happy Feet and stars Elijah WoodRobin WilliamsHank AzariaBrad PittMatt DamonPinkSofía VergaraCommonHugo WeavingRichard CarterMagda Szubanski and Anthony LaPagliaDr. D Studios in Sydney, Australia produced the film, which premiered in North American theaters on November 18, 2011 in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.

Plot (me)
Erik, son of the penguins Mumble and Gloria, is reluctant to try dancing as most of the penguins in Emperor-Land do. Erik's first attempt at dancing embarrasses and outcasts him from the rest of the penguins. The story unfolds as Eric and a few friends follow Ramon to his part of Antartica, his father trying to get them back, and a glacier impacting and trapping the populace of Emperor-Land.

I wasn't actually expecting to watch this movie (Sherlock 2 was after it in the drive-in theater, and we thought it was the starting film), and I wasn't impressed with the trailer for it what-so-ever - but it surprised me by being almost as good as number one.
Eric's character needed a little more work, though his singing voice is good. The first song he did was pretty funny since the lyrics were sooo not what should go with that singing style (notice I'm not going to tell you what the style is, lol, you'll just have to watch it).
The addition of the Krill characters I thought was nice, too. They added some color to it, as well as the human crew on the Antarctic sea vessel a bit (they were amazingly animated too, by the way. Almost looked real when they were searching for Lovelace in the water later in the story).

My sister and I (Samurai) both rated this a solid 3 out of 5, but for younger kids I'm sure it would make a good 4 out of 5.
Another thing that's funny though, since we were watching this movie at the drive-in on Christmas the temperature was around 38 to 40 degrees! The cold fit with the snowy theme, lol.

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