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Happy Feet Two (2011)

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46

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Reviews Counted: 111
Fresh: 51 | Rotten: 60

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.

35

Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 31
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 20

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.

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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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

Mar 13, 2012

$64.0M

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All Critics (111) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (51) | Rotten (60) | DVD (1)

If there's a saving grace, it's the visuals, especially the beautiful scenes of orange krill. But that's about all.

November 29, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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For all the noise and flapping, the movie, like its heroes, remains flightless.

November 19, 2011 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Happy Feet was one of the greatest and most original animated films, but the sequel can't even decide what it's about for the first 40 minutes.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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We get a feeling we've seen it all before.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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The gotta-move protagonist of the first animated, Antarctica-set feature -- a misfit young Emperor penguin named Mumble -- returns for the sequel. Only this time he's all grown up... and a lot less fun.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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The film reminds viewers young and old that to make a positive change, sometimes the little guy at the bottom of the food chain needs to stomp his feet.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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It shares more in common with the brash lunacy of Rango than the safe, flat work of Arthur Christmas despite the similarly chilly locals of the latter.

September 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Trespass
Trespass

Happy Feet Two is a fun uplifting family flick that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.

February 8, 2013 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

"Happy Feet Two" is to 2006's "Happy Feet" what "Babe: Pig in the City" was to "Babe," a clever and adorable original film remade with most of the charm wrung out of it.

December 28, 2012 Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Happy Feet Two is a fun uplifting family flick that accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do.

September 15, 2012 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

The film might be too chaotic for some audiences, but for those willing to sit back and enjoy the rapid-fire ride, Happy Feet Two will bring a smile to your face.

March 15, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
IGN DVD

Not a bad film, just a disappointing one.

March 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Miller has gone bigger and better on everything - the stakes are raised, the risk is greater, the fears are bigger, and, as a result, the pay-offs are better and the highs higher.

December 29, 2011 Full Review Source: The Standard
The Standard

It's a film that only deals in excess, so unless you're a deliriously happy person with a serious foot fetish, you'd best give Happy Feet Two a miss.

December 26, 2011 Full Review Source: Moviedex
Moviedex

Back to Antarctica for this second helping of "The Dance of the Penguins," the voices are in fine form.

December 24, 2011 Full Review Source: JWR

Top grade animation and entertaining voice performances from its star packed cast saves Happy Feet Two from drowning in its bigger is better approach.

December 21, 2011 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

More feet, more songs, more music, more characters ... more everything, but less of story than the original. The heart of the film is scattered, but it fails to connect as satisfactorily as it did before

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Youngsters and their families will be captivated by the show and the superb techno-whizzery never ceases to amaze

December 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

This is it: the collectivist kiddie flick that makes it look like fun to work together for the betterment of all. Disgusting!

December 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

What Happy Feet Two lacks in robust narrative is made up in song and dance, which provides the thrills - as well as the stars of the hour, the krills.

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Real.com

Brad Pitt and Matt Damon should have known better

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Comment (1)
Fan The Fire

The visuals are nice to look at.

December 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a family-friendly food chain in which no one gets eaten.

December 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Happy Feet Two is great to look at, but it goes off on odd tangents that prevent the plot from catching hold.

December 3, 2011 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

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.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: indieWIRE
indieWIRE

At its best, this film offers some fantastic panoramic views of the kingdom of the multitudinous Emperor penguin.

December 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail

Audience Reviews for Happy Feet Two

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
November 26, 2012
Eugene Bernabe

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They should have stuck with one...
August 28, 2012
itsjustme2004

Super Reviewer

Every step counts.

Not great but not bad either. Not much different from the first. It had penguins. All kinds of penguins. They all danced around and sang a bunch of hit singles. Only this time there is the whole Global Warming undertone. In short, I wish I could love this movie. But... There's too much of too little. I need more than just cute penguins, though. I need enjoyability to go with it. And while this film isn't bad at all, I can't recommend it except only for kids.

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.
April 29, 2012
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Manu Gino

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Movie was okay. Those little penguins were really cute.
March 17, 2012
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