Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly. Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their allies to set things right.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Surprisingly awful sequel to the terrific HAPPY FEET finds Mumble struggling with a child who doesn't like to dance. Everything changes, however, when global warming causes an ice berg to trap the penguins in their home. Mostly plotless, and lacking everything that made the original so charming, HAPPY FEET TWO is the ultimate pointless sequel.
Makes the problem of repeating a lot of the same ideas as the first one - a penguin without an apparent talent, a ecological disaster, unity between species - but it also is more inferior than the last time. The comedic Krills were obviously added in a late state in order to save the movie's comedic side.
A promising premise is anchored by Miller's experiment with assumed empathy in a franchise; a path Miller wisely chose to discontinue in his return to the Wasteland with Max, something Hollywood could have used as a lesson considering the coming problems from their mismanagement of their cinematic cultural capital.