A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Meant to entertain rather than educate.
Good defeats evil. Teamwork matters, as does belief in oneself.
Positive Role Models
Good guys try to do the right thing. Villains are evil for the sake of evil.
Violence & Scariness
Meteors in sky. Laser battles -- no hits except in dialogue. Maniacal laughs, cackles, threats from villains.
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Some name-calling and insults, i.e., "moron," "crazy," "Fat-Fat."
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Products & Purchases
Sequel to Zoo Wars.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Zoo Wars 2 is an animated full-length feature that hijacks elements of Star Wars to tell a story about the "Zooverse," a world populated by animals and robots. It's a sequel to 2018's Zoo Wars, an equally inept endeavor. Most of the action takes place inside space ships where characters either sit at keyboards, behind keyboards barking orders, or appear on computer screens via a "Skype"-like technology. The only other visuals in the movie show a dark sky with space ships and meteors zooming by, and some sporadic laser fire. Other than the laser fire and an elephant who keeps saying "We've been hit," there's no action or suspense. Viewers will hear a lot of cackling villains, exaggerated accents to define "multinational" animals, some insults ("moron," "crazy"), and references to flatulence. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Once viewers get past the gratingly shrill voice of the villain, the nonsensical, boring dialogue, and the relentless keyboard conversations, there are precious few minutes left for a final battle. And since there was obviously nothing in the budget for special effects, wit, or professionalism, that conflict will never be missed. Those who liked the original Zoo Wars won't be disappointed -- Zoo Wars 2 is almost an exact replica. One might almost be tempted to suggest that the "filmmakers" used the old computer-generated footage and simply added a new story and new words. Beyond time waster, this film's callous disregard for anything resembling good work is staggering. Kids and families, beware.
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