Perhaps, within a few years, when we analyze the strange pre-apocalyptic days we are living, we go to this crazy animated sequel born of an addictive parasitic smartphone game to understand what it was that summer of 2019. The Universal deciding not to release a movie, The Hunt, because perhaps it does more harm than being able to buy weapons freely; media anathematizing gender film and video games as causes of Evil; intolerance, racism and hate galloping around the world, especially in a Europe that looks like one of those islands of Angry Birds 2, where some Matteo Salvini on duty, transmuted into cartoon, thanks in swimsuit while everything sinks ... Surely it is never the intention of this continuation of one of those successes of the Sony Animation (of 2016) to become the reflection of the world. If it is, it is unconsciously, but it ends up defining chaos very well, the irrational fear of the unknown, the other, the different, even the feminine.
Yes, perhaps the only thing the film intends is to unleash universal humor, to experiment in terms of kinematics and colors, and to raise the plot conflict that unites angry birds and pigs against an icy common enemy as a metaphor for those other producers of animated cinema that must deal with the destructive and voracious capitalist / imperialist omnipresence of the Disney / Pixar. In this sense, which is what they will enjoy small and large on the big screen, Angry Birds 2 becomes strong precisely in that neither Pixar or Disney contemplate: the challenge (although it is harmless, plus a tantrum that is a barrage to the system's waterline) to the politically correct, just as Warner did with its surreal and violent cartoons in the golden age of the genre. And in the humor aspect, most of the occasions are actually more enjoyable by adults than by the children, and this includes, of course, those musical moments, the one of Mighty Eagle with the voice (in VO) of Peter Dinklage surfing until main theme of the cathodic Dawson grows, in the lead.
As we have said before, it is true that the story remains as conventional and that the final moral follows a similar line but adjusting to the new situation of its protagonist, but the script signed by Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell and Jonathon E. Stewart falls less in the unnecessary underlines - because there are some, yes - and let everything flow more naturally in a bet decided by humor.
In fact, the comical torrent keeps going and is the table of salvation of the film, since the clever jokes intended mostly for adults to understand give the film a more fresh air, and makes the idea of taking the little ones to the theater more enjoyable, since they will not be the only ones who are going to have a laugh at Angry Birds 2.
Director Thurop Van Orman embraces that controlled madness on all fronts, knowing that as the story progresses, its limitations are becoming more evident. In this way, ‘Angry Birds 2’ meets ease as a hobby. Indeed, 'Angry Birds 2 never flies high, but given the source material - this saga of video games is not a universe full of possibilities - and what was presented in the first installment, quite does a great job with giving us a determined comedy that bets everything to make us have a good time. Of course, as you stop to analyze specific details beyond your mood you are likely to encounter multiple problems. It would be foolish to deny it, but it would also be wrong to detract from its unexpected virtues.
Genres: Adventure , Animation , Comedy , Family | Duration: 96 min | Year: 2019
Cast: Jason Sudeikis , Josh Gad , Danny McBride , Bill Hader , Peter Dinklage , Sterling K. Brown , Leslie Jones , Awkwafina , Rachel Bloom , Zach Woods , Eugenio Derbez , Brooklynn Prince , LilRel Howery , Dove Cameron , Beck Bennett