As fans of Happy Feet, every time we watch the movie we can’t help but wonder what happened to Mumble and Gloria. We know that they would probably end up together but what did their future hold? Well, now we know.
Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem. His tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic and lacks the talent of all the other penguins. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven – a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model.
Things go from bad to worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s guts and grit as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures – from tiny Krills to giant Elephant Seals – to put things right.
I have to say that I’m a little surprised by all the negative reviews that Happy Feet Two has been getting on Amazon.com. Yes, it’s not the most compelling story but my family found it to be very entertaining nonetheless. The movie opens with a great dance number to Rhythm Nation and continued to showcase other toe-tapping songs throughout the film. The kids loved the music and I enjoyed hearing some of my old-time favorites.
However, what makes this sequel different from the original is the emphasis they placed on some serious subjects like father-son relationships and saving our environment. My kids could relate to Erik in that they sometimes feel that their father doesn’t always understand them. In this movie they saw how Mumble and Erik overcame their differences to form a bond that was stronger than ever. It gave them the understanding that even though they may not always agree, their Dad will always be there to love and protect them. And of course, no one could miss the not-so-subtle message that we need to protect the environment and the creatures that live in it.
Music, dancing, entertaining characters, and a strong social message . . . Happy Feet Two is a great family film.
Purchase your copy of Happy Feet Two at Amazon.com for $15.49.
This post was written for Warner Bros. Pictures who provided the complimentary copy in exchange for our honest review.
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