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Brightheart 2: Firefly Action Brigade

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Bugs and robots do battle in animated sequel; some violence.

Movie NR 2020 85 minutes
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While the original movie was about Brightheart's feelings of jealousy when the robot Aurora arrived, this sequel is strictly an all-action affair. Brightheart 2: Firefly Action Brigade features the same diverse cast of bugs from the first movie and then sets them straight to battle for almost 90 minutes. Unfortunately with its lack of atmosphere and low stakes, it often feels like sitting through a video game without the fun of actually playing it. It's attractively animated with a clear appeal for younger viewers, which like the first movie creates a jarring tone with the violence and deaths.

Those coming to the movie without having seen the first will be brought up to speed with an awkward rap at the start of the movie. But despite the efforts to get the audience on side, the film never draws you in. So when key events take place, no real emotion is felt. With its relentless battles and lack of compelling characters, Brightheart 2: Firefly Action Brigade does little more than look fine and pass the time.

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