By: Agent Bunnie & Agent Afronaut
We'll keep this review short and simple. Afronauts recently saw "The Angry Birds Movie 2" - they kept the title real simple - and we liked it better than the first! We think you should go see it and if you're an adult, you'll enjoy it, but if your still a child -maybe wait a few years. The movie was hilarious, but most of the humor is geared towards adults. Some of the scenes had us rolling with laughter, but afterwards we both commented on how they were "not for children". The movie doesn't quite reach Family Guy inappropriateness, but definitely borders the line and even crosses it at some point for what kids should and shouldn't see.
As for the actual plot, like the title- it was simple, yet effective. It should be noted that it is not necessary to see the first movie in the series in order to enjoy and follow along with this sequel; they do a good job and filling the audience in with what happened previously. The movie follows Red and his friends who team up with the Pigs from the first movie, to save both of their islands from a 3rd and mysterious ice island. We meet new characters, most notably, Silver (voiced by Rachel Bloom), who is Chuck's sister. The moral of the movie is about working together as a team and not being selfish, but they did a good job with showing plenty of each character and not just focusing on Red. In fact they did a great job of developing the female character in away society doesn't normally see. They also encouraged STEM education making it a good movie for pre-teens. There's even a secondary story line going on with the Hatchlings who are trying to recover some eggs. It is cute and eventually ties in with the main plot. We don't want to spoil anything, so just go see it! You'll be laughing and maybe even be inspired to become and engineer!
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