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The Angry Birds Movie 2 Blu-ray Review - Cute, Interactive Extras

Make your own volcano and pig snot!

Nov 12, 2019
The Angry Birds Movie 2 Blu-ray Review - Cute, Interactive Extras - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Nov 12, 2019
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Kidzworld watched The Angry Birds Movie 2 Blu-ray. Will the extras hold your interest? Hatchlings and craft projects are highlighted. Check our review!

The Angry Birds Movie 2, puts pigs and birds together as allies. The two species are still on and off at war when a new island is discovered, a huge ice ball is launched from it and it hits the ocean near Piggy lsland.

King Mudbeard asks Red for cooperationKing Mudbeard asks Red for cooperationCourtesy of Sony Pictures

King Leonard Mudbeard (Bill Hader) comes to Bird Island to ask war leader Red (Jason Sudeikis) for a truce to cooperate against common foe eagle Zeta (Leslie Jones) who is tired of living on the icy island and wants to force the inhabitants of the other two islands to evacuate. The brains of the fight-back operation may be Silver (Rachel Bloom), smart sister of yellow bird Chuck (voice of Josh Gad).

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Trailer

 

Paradise Attacked!

On Bird Island three tiny hatchlings led by curious Zoe (Brooklynn Prince) are playing with three eggs that drift out to sea. The hatchlings sail to retrieve them but it isn’t as easy as they thought. Meanwhile, Chuck and Bomb (Danny McBride) get Red to do speed-dating where he meets engineering student Silver whom he likes but she decides they are not compatible.

Mudbeard is afraid of the ice ballsMudbeard is afraid of the ice ballsCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Pig King Mudbeard, afraid of the giant ice balls being launched at his island, arrives to talk Red into teaming up against a common enemy. They agree on working together and the group meets in Mighty Eagle’s (Peter Dinklage) cave. It seems that exiled bird Zeta is the enemy and Mighty Eagle behaves strangely on seeing a picture of her.

Zeta is sick of living on the icy islandZeta is sick of living on the icy islandCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Destroy and Deceive!

Eagle Mountain is hit by another ice ball and blows it up but the gang escapes. The team goes to Eagle Island in their little submarine where Red tells the inhabitants not to evacuate.

Ready to board the submarineReady to board the submarineCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Mighty Eagle confides that Zeta is his ex-fiancée whom he abandoned due to his own relationship issues. He ran off to Bird Island. Red is ready to fight Zeta alone but Silver follows him to the new island and they invade a facility housing the ice ball weapon but they are captured by guards.

Can the good guys successfully invade Eagle Island? Can the good guys successfully invade Eagle Island? Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Other team members climb into an eagle suit disguise and, while trying to get a key card, end up in a breakdance battle with the guards and discover that Red and Silver are now prisoners. When their eagle costume rips and reveals them, the team must escape.

The team all dressed for ice island battleThe team all dressed for ice island battleCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Hatchling Havoc

Meanwhile, the three hatchlings locate the missing eggs on a tiny island where a python rules. They manage to get away with the eggs and plan to just float back to Bird Island but get to Piggy Island instead where they meet three feisty piglets. Birds and pigs get in a hot air balloon and launch themselves together.

The hatchlings on Piggy IslandThe hatchlings on Piggy IslandCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Imprisoned in Ice

Red and Silver are imprisoned in ice and Zeta tells them her plan to fire more destructive lava balls at Bird and Piggy Islands. Now Red wishes he’d told the islanders to evacuate. Zeta is doing her countdown to a launch and Red has put his own needs to be liked and popular first. Silver frees them cleverly and they reunite with the rest of the team.

Should Silver be new team leader? Should Silver be new team leader? Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Red decides to make Silver team leader because she is smart enough to make a plan to destroy Zeta’s launching weapon. It falls apart when Silver and Red, inside an ice ball aimed at destroying the weapon, miss the target and the entire group get caught by Zeta and her guards. 

Zeta plans to launch lava ballsZeta plans to launch lava ballsCourtesy of Sony Pictures

A Sorry Eagle

Mighty Eagle apologizes to Zeta for abandoning her and she reveals that they have a daughter named Debbie (Tiffany Haddish) that she raised alone. They argue while Chuck uses a rope Silver invented to catch and slow down the lava balls but the rope breaks and the passing hot air balloon with piglets and hatchlings grab the rope making the lava balls slide back down inside the weapon blowing up the base.

Can Red listen to Silver's plan?Can Red listen to Silver's plan?Courtesy of Sony Pictures

Reunion?

Who will survive? Will Zeta, Mighty Eagle and Debbie become a real family? Will Red take credit for a victory or be honest and let everyone know that Silver’s invention and other team members saved the day? Will Red and Silver ever be a couple? And, what about the adventurous hatchlings and those eggs?

The hatchlings are in troubleThe hatchlings are in troubleCourtesy of Sony Pictures

Special Extra Features

  • All New Mini-Movie “Live Stream” – Silver hosts a live stream event but can’t understand the messages coming in from fans. Red isn’t successful in butting in but the adorable hatchlings take over. Cute.
  • 6 Classic Hatchling Mini-Movies – They are: Take Your Kids to Work Day, Hatchlings! Mother’s Day, Hatchlings! Father's Day, Early Hatchling Gets the Worm (my fave!), Hatchlings! Easter, Hatchlings! Holiday. All are short and sweet.

You'll love the hatchlings like Red doesYou'll love the hatchlings like Red doesCourtesy of Sony Pictures
  • DIY Family Fun is a 3-part “how to” extra showing us how to make colorful popcorn balls, a functioning volcano (we tried it and it worked!) and Pig Snot, a gooey, green mixture. Ewww. All are fun to try.
  • Bird Watching is a live-action visit to the Los Angeles Zoo in which we meet some of the real-life birds our characters are based on. It’s informative and fun to see and learn all about them.
  • Meet the New Birds & Pigs is an exploration of all the new characters in this second film. We meet the voice actors and learn about the design and personalities of each character. Neat.

Mudbeard's new piggy assistantMudbeard's new piggy assistantCourtesy of Sony Pictures
  • Hatching the Hatchlings - We hear about the expanded storyline for these cute little ones and learn how they were made to be so lovable. Cute.
  • Flocking Together: Making The Angry Birds 2 Movie – The animators talk about putting the film together. Click here to watch the clip! 

Old and new characters combineOld and new characters combineCourtesy of Sony Pictures
  • Happy Thanks-pigging features Zeta who isn’t happy that a big bird is eaten to celebrate Thanksgiving and suggests alternatives like…..ham (hey it’s piggies).
  • Jingle Birds: A Holiday Song – features the voice actors for Red and Silver singing their movie-related version of “Jingle Bells” (Yikes these guys are off-key but enthusiastic).

Wrapping Up

This Blu-ray set looks and sounds colorful and clean.  Extras skew a little young but are sweet enough to entertain most family members. As we said when we reviewed the film in theaters “The Angry Birds Movie 2 is as colorful and slapstick silly as the first film but with more at stake. A nice spirit of cooperation and self-sacrifice makes the movie warm and fuzzy as well as funny even if the crazy plot wanders.” There are a lot of visual jokes to keep everyone interested and the teeny-voiced Hatchlings will win your heart.

Can the Pigs and birds work together?Can the Pigs and birds work together?Courtesy of Sony Pictures

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Blu-ray set is entertaining and cute enough to merit collecting or gifting with the Hatchlings and some interactive craft and food projects a featured plus. We can award three stars.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 Blu-Ray Rating: 3

Courtesy of Sony Pictures

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By: Lynn Barker