The Angry Birds Movie 2

A mediocre animation - 5/10

by The Movie Inspector

A mediocre animation, The Angry Birds Movie 2 may not have the wit of its predecessor yet manages to remain entertaining with all its quirkiness. The humor definitely feels forced and lots of jokes don’t land but the ones that do are what keeps the movie running.


The sequel to 2016’s ‘Angry Birds’ doesn’t really surpass it in terms of comedy but does create a story that many may find entertaining. However, taking advantage of the interesting story didn’t work too well over here. The main issue being the strange and dull comedic inputs and a soundtrack that seeks to force a laugh out of viewers every few seconds. Additionally, Issues with the jumbled structure start to rise as the movie progresses. ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ follows an unlikely alliance between the inhabitants of bird island and pig island, in an effort to protect their islands from a dangerous threat.

The movie kicks off with a clear goal yet decides to take an unbalanced approach with its narrative. Some dark themes were clearly out of place and were quite shocking to even be included in the first place. A totally unnecessary subplot remains at play throughout the movie while adding nearly nothing to the storyline. The script, being this movie’s ultimate weakness,  works with more than it can handle and often creates a mess of the situation at hand. Had the movie delved into more details of its idea then I’m sure it would’ve been a more intriguing watch. What was presented just couldn’t grab my complete attention. 

The voice performances though were really great. The ensemble voice cast that includes Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride and Bill Hader among many others, bring life to their characters but I’d only wish the script could’ve helped them even more. The soundtrack was really quite irritating and overdone. I don’t understand why the people behind this film felt it was necessary to turn almost every scene into a music video and force classic songs to work, when they clearly don’t. It is almost as though the director deliberately wanted to throw in his complete playlist in the movie. All in all, the movie never exceeds mediocrity but it does offer something that many kids may enjoy.

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