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Earnest messages about bad climate change and good parenting skills have been replaced by a we-all-share-a-planet sense of fun that's more "Finding Nemo" than National Geographic.
This new round of toe-tapping musical numbers from the penguin population is shot in eye-poppingly gorgeous 3D.
In some ways, it's a more grown-up story than Happy Feet, with more complicated messages delivered in subtler ways.
Chicago Sun-Times
For me, Happy Feet Two is pretty thin soup. The animation is bright and attractive, the music gives the characters something to do, but the movie has too much dialogue in the areas of philosophy and analysis.
Even with the addition of new characters, such as the ones voiced by Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, George Miller's animated sequel just isn't very funny.
Though it retains the buoyant musical stylings and splendid visuals that made its predecessor so distinctive, this chatterbox of a sequel loses its way with a raft of annoying side characters for which the slender narrative framework provides far too indulgent a showcase.
Orlando Sentinel
A clever and adorable original film remade with most of the charm wrung out of it.
The trek to get there is sluggish at best, torturous at worst. March away, penguins. Far away.
Village Voice
Really, the movie has absolutely everything except the light touch required for unaffected charm - the mugging is savage - a single piece of memorable original music, or a production number that's celebratory rather than trampling.
Slant Magazine
There's something about these films, something about the working-over these songs suffer--a wrongness that's intangible but inescapable, like the unseen menace of a bad dream.

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