The Angry Birds Movie 2

Movie review by
Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Funnier sequel still has silly action, potty humor.
  • PG
  • 2019
  • 96 minutes

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 30 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Intended to entertain rather than educate, but it does teach teamwork.

Positive Messages

Focuses on teamwork, redemption, diplomacy, courage. Encourages individuals to see past former failures and work for the common good. Emphasis on taking responsibility, asking for forgiveness, communicating, moving forward.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Red reluctantly learns to work with others and that he doesn't always have to be the only hero for others to like and respect him. He values Silver's ideas. Zeta's true motivations for being cruel are revealed; once they're dealt with, she apologizes and redeems herself. Mighty Eagle has courage to face up to his past failures. The little birds are brave to save their egg siblings.

Violence & Scariness

Little hatchlings have to save three "baby sisters" (eggs) from danger and peril on multiple occasions. The pigs play pranks on the birds. Zeta plans the total destruction of Bird and Pig Islands. Zeta has no problem imprisoning and endangering birds and pigs. Explosions and pranks momentarily injure or scare birds and/or pigs.

Sexy Stuff

Jokes about mating season. Two birds flirt and eventually get together, hugging briefly. Discussion of two birds that had a child together. It's pointed out repeatedly that the pigs are naked, and their butts are shown several times. Speed-dating scene where romantic compatibility is discussed.

Language

Insults/potty talk like "butt" jokes and "kick your butt," "crap," "what the heck," "freaking kidding me," "stupid," "weird," "oh my God."

Consumerism

Parody of Apple Store. The whole movie is based on a popular app that has tons of merchandise associated with it, including clothing, toys, and much more.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Angry Birds Movie 2 is a sequel to the 2016 movie -- and both were inspired by one of the best-selling mobile games of all time. As in the original, there's a lot of silliness here, as well as some mildly rude and suggestive jokes. But there's also a focus on teamwork, courage, and communication. Now that Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) has won the trust and admiration of his fellow birds, he's no longer the titular angry bird -- that title belongs to a new threat: Zeta (Leslie Jones). This movie improves on the original's messages and storyline, but it still has plenty of the butt jokes, endangered eggs, and physical comedy that made the first movie so popular. There are a few mildly eyebrow-raising jokes about mating season, naked pigs, and speed-dating. A few scenes make it clear that animals are in danger, but (spoiler alert?) everything turns out just fine for everyone. It's likely to appeal to mid-elementary-school-aged kids and tweens.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymollythemom November 19, 2019

Disappointing

I went to the movies with my 8 year old and my 12 year old. Don't even get me started on the language. They constantly used variations to swearing and pott... Continue reading
Parent of a 7-year-old Written byMacdaddy M August 25, 2019

Hilarious movie! Enjoyable for all ages

We loved this one better than the first. It was sooo funny! My 7 year old son was laughing out loud (and I was too) during many of the funniest scenes. Some r... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byPennywiseTheClown September 30, 2019

Scary as...

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Teen, 13 years old Written byjamsin11 April 21, 2020

OK movie but adult themes. (*Spoiler alert*)

To be honest, I love the Angry Birds video game and movie franchise. The first one was hilarious and the second so funny- well, at least to me. The second one h... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 follows the events of the original, which led to grumpy Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) being hailed as a hero for saving Bird Island from the green pigs, who live on their own Pig Island but still manage to play pranks on their bird neighbors. But once destructive frozen orbs start being catapulted at both Piggy and Bird Island from a mysterious third island, the birds and pigs declare a truce. Red and his pals Bomb (Danny McBride), Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), and Chuck (Josh Gad) recruit Chuck's genius sister, Silver (Rachel Bloom), to combine forces with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), Courtney (Awkwafina), and Garry (Sterling K. Brown) on a mission to take down Zeta (Leslie Jones), the nefarious leader of the third island, before she destroys their homes.

Is it any good?

Silly pranks, an ace voice cast, and a super-team mission storyline make this fast-paced sequel more fun than the original. It's a predictably well-intentioned second installment, in which the birds and pigs are forced to work together against an even more formidable foe. It also shows how Red's insecurity lingers, since he was only recently accepted and respected. Although some of the movie's jokes and sight gags are recycled (because, frankly, it's unlikely that little kids will ever get tired of naked piggy-butt jokes), the addition of the third mystery island is interesting enough to keep younger audiences guessing.

The movie has a couple of romantic subplots that fall into familiar categories: "hate to love" (in this case, more like "exasperation to flirtation") and "second chance" (this review won't spoil the big reveal). One of the romances seems a bit too mature for younger kids to follow, but there's enough of a "happily ever after" to please moviegoers who are used to Disney princess-level resolutions. The app-inspired, high-contrast visuals and the cutesy nature of the birds and piggies will appeal to kids, as will the lighthearted, silly body humor. This is by no means a family film treasure, but it's sure to elicit enough laughs to make it 100 minutes of tween-friendly fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the comedic violence and peril in The Angry Birds Movie 2. How much violence is appropriate for younger viewers? How is the impact different between animated violence and the live-action kind?

  • What role does romance play in the movie? What kind of romance is OK for younger viewers?

  • Which characters are role models in the story? How do they exemplify teamwork, courage, and communication? Why are these important character strengths?

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