ANGRY BIRDS 2 Praises the Value of the Unborn, Extols Traditional Marriage
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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is a sweet sequel that follows Red and his friends as they team up with their arch-nemeses from Pig Island to stop a threat to their homeland. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is witty, fun and ultimately redemptive for many characters. That said, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for some foul language, toilet humor animated violence and other miscellaneous elements.
The animated fantasy comedy begins on Bird Island where Red and his friends, Boom and Chuck, continue in full-stream with their prank war against Pig Island. One day, an ice-bomb prompts the pigs to ask for a truce to stand together against an unknown threat from a third island consumed by ice. Enlisting the help of Chuck’s Brainiac sister, Silver, and their eagle friend, Glenn, the pigs take the birds in a submarine to hatch a plan to save their islands.
Meanwhile, three child birds are playing charades on the beach. One child rushes off to use her baby sisters, aka eggs, as props when accidentally, they float away in the middle of the sea.
Cut back to Red and his pals. They sneak onto the frigid island, until they are shocked by some unexpected news. Glenn comes clean that his past might be the cause of their current predicament. Apparently, in the 1990s, Glenn left his fiancée Zeta (turned-villain) at the altar of their wedding day! Too afraid to proceed in helping Red and the gang tackle the matter at hand, Glenn flies away, leaving them to fend for themselves.
Headed by Chuck, the gang uses a bird costume as a trojan horse to gain entry into Zeta’s secret lair. Meanwhile, Silver and Red work on cutting the power to stop more ice bombs from destroying their islands.
What will become of all the characters in the face of this eminent threat?
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 is worthwhile compared to many animated sequel movies. The dialogue is witty. The situations are funny, with lots of adventure. Also, there’s a slew of characters with different mannerisms and quirks, so there’s something for all viewers to identify with at some level. Parents who see the movie might enjoy the variety of throwback music. What’s more exciting, though, are the redemptive character transformations of Red from selfish to realizing the value of being a team player and of Zeta, whose heart grows from icy to warm because of love. Even Glenn admits he’s wrong and says he’s sorry.
Ultimately, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 upholds a strong moral worldview, with some strong redemptive elements. It stresses doing the right thing to protect others and extolls marriage. However, it also has a quick feminist comment and a reference to one character maybe being a witch. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for these two items, as well as some toilet humor, light profanities and animated violence.