MOVIE REVIEW: "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (2019)
Synopsis: Red and his friends devote their lives to protecting Bird Island from the constant attacks from Pig Island. However, as a third island appears and begins to attack them, Leonardo - the king of the pigs - decides to look for his archenemy in search of a truce so that together they can face the common threat that puts everyone in danger.
Video game-inspired movies always generate extra expectation for those who follow them... So turning them into long-lasting movies is a tricky challenge. This was proved with the first Angry Birds (which is very weak and uninteresting)... However, with this sequence, everything that didn't work before, it has been considerably improved now.
This time, the writers knew how to attack (and solve) just the mistakes of the previous movie: they have improved the story, they have improved the profile characteristics of the familiar characters, they have been right with the addition of new characters and the jokes are now more genuine, more creative and at a more consistent pace.
Although the central plot is simple (mainly because it is a childish movie with a simple appeal), there are several interesting elements that make it something to watch. For example, the sense of unity and strengthening friendship for the sake of a common good stand out as the main points that translate into great lessons - for everyone - when the movie ends.
Riding the wave of good points, it is important to mention that careful the characteristic elements of the plot were well thought out. There are many more descriptions of the characters (which are generally much more charismatic) and where the film takes place. The audience can get into that peculiar world faster and with that, can buy the idea of the movie more easily.
Amid a burst of color (which can make it all the more attractive, especially for children who can easily be mesmerized by so many different shades) and a tightly edited scene editing, the humor in the movie (which has many WTF scenes) has faded. Always present and working along with a timely soundtrack, it gains even more strength because it creates a great combo.
Directed by Thurop Van Orman, the plot takes on better outlines and the care he took with his work is noted by the fluency in which the film develops. The film is more organized (even amid the chaos of the script's surreal situations) and follows a more logical line of reasoning and all of these elements are most welcome to make the experience of watching this movie satisfactory.
The voice-over team has a good chemistry on screen and, as a result, make their respective characters more believable and fun figures. Particularly, I find this a tricky thing to achieve, because it's not just about grouping voices... But rather, getting them to complement each other.
Exceeding all expectations of the predecessor movie (despite some mistakes midway... But becoming derisive to all hits), The Angry Birds Movie 2 comes as a great surprise and makes it clear that the market focused on this Such audiences still have a long and prosperous way to go.