Animated


The Angry Birds Movie 2


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Animated
Runtime:
96 mins
Stars:
Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones
Director:
Thurop Van Orman
Producer:
John Cohen

Content at a Glance


Sex


an unmarried bird couple have a baby; a “speed dating” event; “mating season”; a clip from the song “i’m too sexy” is heard.

Language


“oh my gosh,” “oh my gah,” and “what the heck?” are said multiple times, along with other, sometimes crude-ish, language like “kick your butt”; a potential g; a character says “cwap” and “fweaking”; a character apparently has some harsh words that are unheard due to a horn; name-calling

Violence


much cartoon violence including some dangerous scenes; an engineer is tortured by being frozen—again, it’s cartoonish.

Drugs


a scene in a pub with characters drinking; mention of pina coladas cider.

Nudity


cartoonish backside nudity; characters wear revealing outfits, such as a coconut bra and grass skirt, a thong.

Other


crude humor, including a sequence involving a character using a urinal; arguing; a character abandons another character in their wedding.


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Synopsis

The Dove Take:

Fluffy sequel has some amusing moments, and clichéd, crude content.


Movie Message

The Synopsis:

The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their feud to the next level.

The Review:

The Angry Birds Movie 2 isn’t looking to do very much—and succeeds. It puts all its eggs in one basket: detailed animation, basic jokes, simple story. And it manages to carry them through the credits. Is it formulaic fluff? Probably. But what does one expect from a sequel to a film based on a video game?

It could entertain some and frustrate others. One viewer may think it’s pleasant and silly amusement, while someone else may think it’s a waste of the very apparent creative talent and energy invested in the film. Is it an example of what makes cartoons fun? Or what keeps cartoons from being more fun?

There is an emphasis on teamwork, with a character saying, “We are strongest when we all band together,” and it winds up helping the characters. But, shortly after watching the film, someone may forget what happened to that missing hour and a half-ish of their day.

There’s also some content that may be rough. There’s plenty of humor that’s crude, arguing, and an unmarried couple of birds (the bride was abandoned on her wedding day) having a baby. As far as violence goes, it’s very much of the Saturday morning cartoon variety.

It has some fine animation and moments worth a chuckle but feels low-flying, with some low-brow moments. The Angry Birds Movie 2 is Dove-Approved for Ages 12+.

For Ages 12 And Over

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