Happy Feet Two

2011

Happy Feet Two

Critics Consensus

The animation is as eye-popping as ever, but Happy Feet Two's narrative is too noisily incoherent to recapture the Oscar-winning charm of its predecessor.

45%

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Total Count: 120

61%

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Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. 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. -- (C) Warner Bros

Cast

Robin Williams
as Ramon/Lovelace
P!nk
as Gloria
Hank Azaria
as The Mighty Sven
Brad Pitt
as Will the Krill
Matt Damon
as Bill the Krill
Jeff Garcia
as Rinaldo
Common
as Seymour
Magda Szubanski
as Miss Viola
Hugo Weaving
as Noah the Elder
Richard Carter
as Bryan the Beachmaster
Lee Perry
as Wayne the Challenger/Francesco/Eggberg/Leopard Seal
Jai Sloper
as Weaner Pup
Oscar Beard
as Weaner Pup
Anthony LaPaglia
as The Alpha Skua
Danny Mann
as Brokebeak
E.G. Daily
as Various Voices
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Critic Reviews for Happy Feet Two

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (35) | Fresh (54) | Rotten (66)

  • While 'Happy Feet' focused on the tap-dancing Emperor Penguin named Mumble... this one spends more time with his little son Erik... who is simply irresistible. If one agrees that penguins in general are cute, Erik ups the ante considerably.

    Dec 2, 2011
  • Preaches acceptance but requires assimilation. You dance or you die. Join the party, swim with the swarm.

    Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • Effectively, it's a few computer-generated birds staring into the abyss for an hour and a half. I know exactly how they felt.

    Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • A shambles that's somehow both terribly lazy and hernia-inducingly overcranked at the same time. Disappointing.

    Dec 1, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • If there's a saving grace, it's the visuals, especially the beautiful scenes of orange krill. But that's about all.

    Nov 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Derek Adams

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • For all the noise and flapping, the movie, like its heroes, remains flightless.

    Nov 19, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Happy Feet Two

  • Aug 22, 2014
    The dancing penguins are back for more frivolities in Happy Feet Two. When a rogue iceberg imprisons the emperor penguins in a canyon, Mumble must seek the help of the other Antarctic wildlife in order to get them free. Another all-star cast has been assembled, and includes such new additions as Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and P!nk (who replaces the late Brittany Murphy). However, the characters aren't as interesting or fun this time round. And the music isn't that soulful or clever. Still, Happy Feet Two has its moments and delivers a few good laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2013
    Sequels, most often than not, are inferior to the first installment.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2012
    The laughter from its splendid supporting cast (Williams, Pitt, Damon) hard to miss, no doubt, but Happy Feet Two lacks the magic it's Oscar-winning predecessor had all due to its inconsistent story and cheesy references. The film still produces a pulse-pound beat and sound, just not as strong as the first. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 10, 2012
    The film was so so. I actually liked it better than the original. I thought it was a bit uneven. I thought the Matt Damon and Brad Pitt's Krill characters stole the film and deserved a film of their own. Alecia "Pink" Moore does a great job filling in for the late Brittany Murphy. Hank Azaria and Robin Williams also did a good job voice over wise.
    Sol C Super Reviewer

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