This is not a kids movie, again
This one was WAY worse than the sequel in the area of who should be watching it. It's most appealing probably for 10-12 year olds, and they would have to be avid fans of the first movie.
There are three main problems I have with this movie:
1. Chester V's CONSTANT yoga mentions.
2. The rude humor and language.
3. The reset and sometimes mutated characters of the characters from the first movie.
First up is Chester V's yoga EVERYTHING!!! That guy just wasn't a sinister, creepy villain, he was downright ANNOYING. Every time he did the lotus pose with his hands or said "Namaste", I felt like wrapping him up with duct tape and letting the movie go on without him. (Besides, did this movie really need a villain like him?) I guess he was a good villain... but did they have to make him so annoying?
Second, the rude humor wasn't awful or strong, it was just also annoying. REALLY annoying. It was mostly focused on Baby/Chicken Brent (I don't even know what to call him now), but it was strewn out over the whole movie. I mean, come on! Even the end credits showed his bare bottom! (No, I'm serious. Why on earth did they put that in there?!) This movie was way less funny than the first one. Also, twice during the movie (maybe three times), I was pretty sure I heard "holy c**p balls", just like in the first movie. However, I did not watch this with subtitles, and this movie didn't get rated PG for "mild language", so it may not have been that. If they were indeed saying "crab balls", they could have at least made it more obvious. (Cue in Sid's perfectly distinguishable "Holy crab!" from Ice Age: Continental Drift.) And on the subject of language, Flint is called (albeit deserving it and not directly) "jerky". And that leads me to the third bad thing..."
WHAT HAPPENED TO THESE CHARACTERS?! Okay... Flint has not only been reset... but he's also been mutated. Reset means his character is back to where it was in the beginning of the first movie, and mutated means it's been changed. Live Corp. was driving me bonkers from the time it first showed up. And why did Flint drink so many lattes? On the island, Flint is easily persuaded by his "childhood hero" (who was never even mentioned in the first movie) to reject his friends for "science". I mean, "Flint's friends" were closer with each other than they were with him for most of the movie! Speaking of his friends... Sam Sparks and Tim Lockwood (Flint's father) were the only ones who remained in their last known characters, and Tim's had even been mutated a bit... albeit for the better. But Earl's introduction was extremely girly, and his character was kind of "sissy-ifed" for most of the movie. Manny was strange... it was like they were trying to fit his old character into the someone new he became in the last movie. What resulted was a completely new (and unrecognizable) character for him. Steve's character took a path similar to Manny's, only now when he says he's "helping!", he actually is! Brent is uh... just a comic relief character now. And he does his job terribly and with rude humor. Bottom line: Don't expect the same characters as they were from the first movie.
(And one side note: I found the whole concept of an 'orangutan with a human brain inside of her ape brain' to be kinda creepy.)
The last 10-15 minutes of the movie was the best, and my favorite scene is when all the foodimals get their babies. (The baby cheese spiders were SO cute! As was the baby leek.)
"La Da Dee" was a very enjoyable song I liked even better than "Raining Sunshine" from the first movie.
In the end, this was an okay-ish movie... but the first movie was definitely better. I probably would never see it again, but it wasn't a horrible sequel. ONLY watch if you really liked the first movie... or maybe even then don't watch, if you think this might "wreck" the first movie.