Even though this new movie is under another director, it feels very much like the first film. The characters are great, being both relateable and extreme.
| Original Score: 4/5
Maintains the good-natured, playful and zany spirit that made that first movie one of the better non-fantasy-related kid films out there.
| Original Score: 3/5
A colourful, good-hearted romp with some memorable set-pieces and decent lines, crisply directed by David Bowers.
It's an episodic film, rather less interesting than its British director David Bowers's earlier work as an animator in Britain and America.
Essentially a feature-length sitcom episode, but it's often laugh-out-loud funny, and it respects its young audience.
| Original Score: 3/4
A U-certificate adventure that all of the family can enjoy together, with some cute little bits of animation thrown in for good measure.
It is a bit of a stretch at an hour and forty, but nonetheless this is great fun and a strong opener for the summer's family movie season.
I am giving this film four out of five stars because they made some changes to the storyline, but it is still awesome.
Not every sequel is a cynical rip-off of innocent moviegoers, and here's the welcome proof.
Funnier and faster than its charming predecessor.
If you think that people falling over is hilarious - and let's face it, most kids do - then you'll love this film.
A release aimed at the half-term crowd, but accompanying adults will find plenty to enjoy, too.
Feels more heartfelt, funnier, and a little less gross than the first film last year.
An entertaining movie that's almost old-fashioned in its innate ability to charm.
The pre-teen angst, sibling squabbles and broad comedy should guarantee that it goes down well with five- to ten-year-olds.
Basically a child-friendly Superbad.
More of the same for a good-enough kids' film series. But Bostick's vim and vigour help, and the balance of message with entertainment is less clumsy than you'd fear.
This movie harkens back to the days of live-action Disney films that actually withstood the test of time because they were silly enough to entertain kids, but also intelligent enough to keep their attention.
The film is funny and lively enough (particularly when the visuals are switched to Kinney's famous stick-figure illustrations) to win over any newcomers to the fold.
While the film is a tad mushier, there are still enough gross-out moments to please.