High quality animation, a star studded cast, and the coolest little dancers Antarctica has to offer. That’s what you can expect from Warner Bros. Happy Feet Two as it hits theaters this weekend.
When Erik, the son of Mumbles (voiced by Elijah Wood) and Gloria (voiced by P!nk), has trouble realizing his talents as a dancing member of his penguin family, he sets out to join Ramone, voiced by legendary comedian Robin Williams, on a journey to find somewhere new that he can feel at home.
Meanwhile, the sudden moving of giant glacier blocks off the only entrance to their penguin home, trapping the population and threatening their survival.
Along the way the adventurers find a flying penguin, Ramone falls for the Sofia Vergara-voiced Carmen, and saving a giant elephant seal pays off big time.
If you have kids, this one is a no-brainer. The toe tapping music alone had my girls dancing in there seats on more than one occasion.
As far as pacing and story line goes, while it’s not heavy on plot, it does hit the mark for what it is, a family movie meant to entertain all ages.
Robin Williams is at his best. He steals every scene he’s in with another one of his typical bigger-than-life performances.
Oh, and there’s a subplot to the story about a couple of krill, voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, who rebel and decide to swim against the norm to find themselves and evolve into something more. It’s hilarious.
With the approval of my three young dates for the film, my daughters Alexis and Addison along my niece Rowan, we’re giving Happy Feet Two a unanimous four out of five stars.