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A snippet of my MovieReview of TheAngryBirdsMovie2 (link in bio for full review): "Like the first movie, greater time goes into developing the PopCulture references than the conflict, which includes lines about a DuckFace selfie, Snapchat filters, 'steps' getting in, a pig drinking from a Starbucks cup, and even a sound effect from WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire to make it sound more dated—not to mention a bunch of guards at a government facility BreakDance like they were HappyFeet extras rejected at casting call. Just a reminder that these pop culture jokes are all done by islanders who otherwise wouldn’t be familiar with any of these things. Alongside forced Fads are apparently mandatory scenes that copy what other KidsMovie do, particularly the 'This whole thing is my fault' line. Listen: copying others never works out! It’s important to stand out from the crowd to leave an impression, and not jump on a bandwagon to be just more white noise.
The lack of originality doesn’t exploit the new love interest for Red, that being Chuck’s sister, Silver. Yes, apparently all Blockbusters require a love interest to be better. Silver does love mathematics, except this low amount of personality isn’t enough to make something of the romance, especially since most of their interactions have them lying on top of each other, to give the wrong idea for onlookers. It’s much like when Fiona tries to pull an arrow out from Shrek’s butt, until Donkey sees her on his back, then says slyly, 'Look, if you wanted to be alone, all you had to do was ask, okay?' On the light side, Red is a better developed character now with a transparent fear of being left out; the feelings get stronger once he is seen respected as hero of BirdIsland, only to be a nobody again once a truce between the Pigs and Birds is established. Now, Red falls into depression, left eating popcorn while on the floor, then his chance of purpose finally comes when he unites with the pig king Leonard to form a team set on stopping their lands from destruction by EagleIsland." TheAngryBirds AngryBirds TheAngryBirds2 TheAngryBirdsMovie AngryBirds2 AngryBirdsMovie Sony SonyPictures Animation Bird