The Angry Birds movie 2 review: Red and gang’s mission makes for a fun and pacy sequel

What’s it about :

Red, Chuck, Bomb are forced to team up with Leonard and the rest of the pigs when an advanced weapon threatens both Bird and Piggy Island. In fact, they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat- Zeta the eagle. Why? Because aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. After picking their best and brightest, the birds and pigs come up with a scheme to infiltrate the island, deactivate the device and return to their respective paradises intact. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage are back to reprise their original characters while Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, and Eugenio Derbez are the additions to the cast of The Angry Birds Movie.

What’s hot:

The film is dolled out as a kid movie and boy, does it tickle funny bones. Leslie Jones as the heartbroken yet fierce Zelta and Rachel Bloom as chuck’s overachieving younger sister Silver, are the best-written parts in the film. While Bomb (Danny McBride) and Chuck (Josh Gad)’s comical interventions are nothing new, they have revised this time around and how. And albeit the film is laced with slapstick humour, the punches land leaving you with more than a few chuckles. A special mention is reserved for a particular Breakdance face off. You’ll know when you see it. Oh, also there are smart real-life references to Beyoncé and names likes Crazy Rich Avians which also add to the drama.

What’s not:

The film had a parallel plot with the hatchlings and while they kind of save the day, their scenes mostly felt like fillers. And there are a few of those. The Thurop Van Orman directorial also gets stretchy at parts like the ending which delves even after you think it’s curtain time. Might I add, it even gets a little preachy towards the end of it all.

BL Verdict:

The film delivers what it promises – laughs with the right dose of drama. Built on the signature brand of Angry Birds the movie gives it a good rep. Go, watch along with the family and be prepared to sing ‘Baby Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo’ all over again. We are going with 3 and a half stars.

If you haven’t heard already, the Hindi Version brings Kapil Sharma as Red, Kiku Sharda as Leonard and Archana Puran Singh as the eagle, Zeta. So are you planning to watch it? Let us know!

Rating:3.5 out of 5

Reviewed by Susri Sahu

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