Plenty of animated family films feature chaos, but few are, in and of themselves, chaotic. Well, Happy Feet Two is a cartoon in a blender. The central story amounts to not much more than a tribe of penguins trapped in a hole, and the tangents are bizarre and totally pointless. There’s a puffin (the voice of Hank Azaria) who journeys to the South Pole and masquerades as a penguin who can fly, because that’s what we needed in a sequel. There are two krill (Brad Pitt and Matt Damon) who break away from their swarm in the interest of existential philosophy … or something. And there is the continued misconception that Robin Williams is funny. Happy Feet Two delivers very few laughs, some odd song choices—including a baby penguin aria—and the obligatory global-warming warning. Now you’ve been warned about the rest of it.
Director: George Miller
Producer: George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Bill Miller, Chris de Faria, Philip Hearnshaw, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman
Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofía Vergara, Hugo Weaving, Richard Carter, Common, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia, Carlos Alazraqui, Lombardo Boyar, Ava Acres and Lee Perry
Happy Feet Two: An IMAX 3D Experience