Too bad nobody involved knows when to finally call it a day. Far too long and over-stuffed with nothing remotely substantial to boot, Happy Feet Two is a sequel that shouldn’t have been made without a better storyline. Sadly, I’m guessing the under-10 set might not even notice, which will probably give the filmmakers plenty of ammo for a third outing that one can only hope will be far more charming.

CAUTIONS:

  • Drugs/Alcohol: None.
  • Language/Profanity: None, although there’s several instances of rude humor, mostly of the scatological variety.
  • Sex/Nudity: Some flirty banter, particularly between Carmen (Sofia Vergara, Modern Family) and Ramon. There’s also some dialogue that could suggest some potential same-sex attraction between Bill and Will.
  • Violence: There are several moments that could be too scary for young children, considering one character almost loses his father when he gets trapped (he’s eventually rescued). Other scenes have family members who are separated because of extenuating circumstances. A shrimp who escapes from the pack is endangered again and again.
     

Christa Banister is a full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog

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