A new Happy Feet film? Oh dear, I was really surprised that George Miller, decided to actually make a sequel of the lovely, singing (and dancing) penguins. But can I hate him for that? No way! Happy Feet is one of my all time favorite animated films, so I was defiantly going to watch this. And I gotta say, the movie still leaves a smile on me.
This is a spoiler review, so be aware.
So Mumble has a son, and we already learn that he is going through some small difficulties, about being different. But that's only in the beginning. Later on, it's like that he had what he needed all along, but it's as if they wanted us to remember, how Mumble was feeling in the first film. I was afraid that they would give us, the same kind of plot from the previous movie. Thankfully, we don't. Erik just needs to find something, that can prove to himself that he does have some talent. And by doing that through the new character, Sven, he leads us to new stories that caught me interested, as we get to see humans again.
And now to the other plot of the movie. The penguins of the Emperor Penguin world are stuck, behind a gigantic glacier and they need to get them out of there. By doing so, the movie shows us how the different breeds of penguins helps them out, the power of teamwork with not just the same race, but along with the walruses too, in which the conflict between Mumble and the walrus, Bryan, seemed to have made something.
Also, the sub-plot of Will and Bill the Krills are adoring. Its good to see that certain characters in the movie, wants to learn more about the situations they live in, and are prepared for.
The movie is well made to be loved, by all family members. But it's as if they didn't think, of a reasonable plot to give some morals to the audience. They make sure that the audience do understand it, and that's good. But whenever I just compare it to the first film, it's clear that they were perhaps having a bit difficulty, of how to progress this film.
I have to say though, the songs in this movie is performed extraordinary, in which I get shivers down my spine each time. And I always love when movies can make certain impacts on me, so that's why that this is still a fun and lovable movie for me. They teach us more morals that we can understand, and it's well enough made for children to understand that too. It's not a bad movie, but I think they could have worked better on some things.