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Good-natured yet utterly unsurprising, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home will strike all but the youngest of viewers as a poorly orca-strated sequel. Read critic reviews

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In this sequel to the popular first installment, Jesse (Jason James Richter) is now a teenager living with his adoptive parents (Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson) when his half-brother, Elvis (Francis Capra), shows up on the heels of their birth mother's death. When Jesse learns that an oil spill is threatening his old friend Willy the orca, he enlists his crush, Nadine (Mary Kate Schellhardt), and Elvis in an attempt to save the friendly whales from the spill and greedy businessmen.

Cast & Crew

August Schellenberg
Randolph Johnson
Michael Madsen
Glen Greenwood
Jayne Atkinson
Annie Greenwood
Jon Tenney
John Milner
Richard Donner
Executive Producer
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Jim Van Wyck
Executive Producer
Michael Jackson
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Basil Poledouris
Original Music
Diane Warren
Original Music
László Kovács
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Dallas Puett
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Paul Sylbert
Production Design
Gregory Bolton
Art Direction
Casey Hallenbeck
Set Decoration
Erica Edell Phillips
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Critic Reviews for Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

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Audience Reviews for Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home

  • Sep 28, 2011
    As far as sequels are concerned, Free Willy 2 is as pointless as they come. The film is terrible, considering that the first was decent. The film doesn't do anything new or exciting and the film is pretty pointless. I don't see why the first needed a sequel. In this film you have a pretty bad cast of actors. I really felt like this film could have been something better, but it wasn't. I felt that the story wasn't that great. The cast seemed to try hard to outdo the original, and they failed miserably. I didn't like this film and I was pretty bored with it. The film is simply awful, and fails to capture what made the original a decent viewing. This sequel is one of the worst that you can see and I just didn't think it was necessary to make. The talent involved is just pitiful and Free Willy 2 is yet another bad sequel in a series of bad sequels. I enjoyed the original when I was younger, and I remember this one quite well too, and like I just stated, it failed to entertain me, and they tried too hard to outdo the original. Free Willy 2 is terrible. Simple as that. The film could have been better, and it shows that it could've been better. The film felt rushed, obviously to cash in on the success of the first, and in the end, it failed to deliver anything entertaining or good for that matter. People, who enjoyed the first film, may want to skip this film because there is nothing going for it that makes it a good film. The plot is poorly written, the acting is bad and the direction is sloppy. A very poor attempt at creating a sequel to what many viewers see as a classic.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2011
    Rediculous, and kind of depressing.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    An okay sequel to Free Willy. It's not as political and emotional as the first, though.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 15, 2010
    Not quite as original as the first! But still likable!
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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