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we sent one dad and his son to an exclusive screening of Happy Feet 2 due December 2 read more...

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  • 5 star Fun for all the family!

    John (Aldershot)23 November 2011

    Pros: Good soundtrack, Entertaining for the kids and adults

    Cons:

    Describe Yourself: Parent of Two or More

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend to a friend

    The preview screening of this sequel to the Oscar winning ‘Happy Feet’ was pre-empted in the foyer of the Empire Leicester Square with fun and games for the children, and young-at-heart parents. There were giant fluffy penguins to cuddle and pose with for pictures, video games to play, biscuits to decorate and face painting galore. Once the film had started, with 3D glasses in place, it was back to the formula so successfully employed by the original movie, although this time it’s Mumble’s son Erik who is suffering the crisis of confidence, refusing to dance where his Dad refused to sing. There’s also the recurring theme of global warming, with the penguins’ natural habitat under threat as the ice starts to melt, and they being forced to turn to some unlikely allies to get them out of a very sticky situation. The vocal talents of Elijah Wood and Robin Williams are reprised, plus Alecia Moore (better known to most as ‘P!nk’) as Mumble’s wife Gloria. For the grown-ups light relief comes in the guise of Bill and Will, a pair of Krill suffering an existential crisis, superbly voiced by Matt Damon & Brad Pitt, and for me the highlight of the movie. The 3D effects are used to good effect, and not overdone to the point where the audience are falling off their seats; but do be warned that there are some scary scenes, such as when Mumble gets involved in a high speed underwater chase with a fierce looking seal, which was enough to have my 5-year old jumping into my lap. So all in all ‘Happy Feet Two’ is a decent enough offering from Warner Bros. It doesn’t break any new ground, but there’s enough there to keep the children entertained, some good songs on the soundtrack from ‘P!nk’, and Bill & Will the Krills to bring a smile to the adult’s faces.

Synopsis (from the makers) :

The sequel to “Happy Feet,” the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet Two” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. See a preview clip below:

Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic.  Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly!  Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model.

But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces.

Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right.

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“Happy Feet Two” is directed by George Miller, who won an Oscar® as the creator of the original “Happy Feet.”  The film features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia, Richard Carter and Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr.

George Miller co-wrote the screenplay with Gary Eck, Warren Coleman and Paul Livingston.  Miller is also producing the film, along with Doug Mitchell and Bill Miller.  Chris deFaria, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers. Tap phenom Savion Glover rejoins the production to create the dances that will be performed onscreen by the penguin characters.  The director of photography is David Peers and the animation director is Rob Coleman.  The film features vocals by P!nk, with music by John Powell.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Kennedy Miller Mitchell production, with Dr. D. Studios, a George Miller film, “Happy Feet Two.”

Happy Feet TWO is in cinemas December 2nd

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