Elijah Wood

Happy Feet Two

by mr sparkle on November 18, 2011

in Film,Media Rack

Five years ago, Happy Feet opened, and I didn’t know what to think. What looked like a little kiddie musical ended up being, well, a kiddie musical, but not one that could ever be described as small. For a movie about an outcast (Mumble, voiced by Elijah Wood) growing up and finding his voice, Happy Feet escaped the droll, played-out tropes that its recycled premise imply. Instead, it had all the weight of a World changing for the worse, which only worked to add a supremely weird but successful sense of humor.

That director George Miller would attempt to strike gold twice seemed like a gamble; but though Happy Feet Two doesn’t live up to its predecessor, it does take another unimaginative story and builds it up into a massive film with fantastic moments.

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