THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 review is here. The computer-animated comedy film based on Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds video game series is a sequel to THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016).
Released today – August 23, 2019 in India, the movie is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice in their directorial debuts.
Written by Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart, the film stars an ensemble cast including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage reprising their roles from the first film, with newcomers Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, and Eugenio Derbez joining the cast. Does it gets better than the 2016 disappointment?. Let’s find out in the movie review of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2
Immediate reaction when the end credits roll
Give me a reason other than the $350 million loot three years ago by THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE – an unnecessary movie based on a video game series for this unnecessarily chaotic sequel. Bigger the studio bigger the magic yes but not always.
The Story of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2
Yes such empty cash grabs do try to have a plot so that things move for those 96 minutes and here it goes, the flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies eye a new threat emerging that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely super team to save their homes.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 review
Done with the slate of Disney, Pixar, here is a deviation which you seriously didn’t ask for. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is not a movie, it’s a collection of gags that fail to work and are ridiculously outdated even for a five year old. The makers are of the opinion that it may have a nostalgic value for those who have grown up by playing angry birds game that’s not actually the case.
The sequel directed by Cartoon Network veteran Thurop Van Orman, may be okay for a small screen viewership but it is miserable as a big screen product. It travels from’80s song into ’90s song into 2000s song and back again. An example of sheer confusion and having no idea which one will work, alas it fails to cash on its own premise as well. No heart, no soul, forced gags and humour. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is an amalgamation of everything that has worked in the animation/kids genre with a grand belief that it may work here as well as there are options if this doesn’t work that will. That’s the reason you have issues relating to real estates, enemies, frenimies and what not.
On the brighter side, there is something to cheer. The voice work is outstanding. Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Leslie Jones, Josh Gad, and Danny McBride are fabulous while the cameos by Awkwafina, Maya Rudolph, and Sterling K. Brown are amazing.
Kids are the biggest draw for any market, they bring the family together. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 tries to capitalize on this fact of the market with its previous loot from THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE an unnecessary movie resulting in an unnecessary sequel.
Already slipped from the laps of adults, this fails to hold the kids as well.