The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)



Comedy (2019)
97mins Fin/US

Starring: Awkwafina, Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Jones, Josh Gad, Rachel Bloom, Tiffany Haddish, Danny McBride
Director: Thurop Van Orman, John Rice
Writer(s): Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell, Jonathon E Stewart
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Residents of Bird Island and Pig Island are locked in a war of attrition and pranks. The frenemies are shocked to discover the existence of a third colony, the frozen wasteland of Eagle Island, where embittered ruler Zeta and her daughter Debbie are plotting to overthrow birds and pigs using a steam-powered superweapon. "We need to put our differences aside and work together," pig leader Leonard implores the birds. Consequently, Red assembles a crack team for a daring mission to Eagle Island.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (U)

Directed by Thurop Van Orman and John Rice, computer-animated caper The Angry Birds Movie 2 feathers its nest with an achingly predictable journey of self-discovery and timely lessons about collaboration and acceptance across the cultural divide. While the original film, released in 2016, felt like a glossy promotional tool for the puzzle-oriented games created by Finnish company Rovio Entertainment, the sequel has the freedom to invent its own stories and colourful supporting characters. It's disappointing that the screenwriters don't seize this opportunity and rely on obvious visual gags (a flashback to a Flockbusters video store) to embellish a linear narrative that lacks dramatic tension or jeopardy, even when cute birds are being pelted with balls of molten lava. The script seldom plays to the strengths of a starry cast of gifted comic performers including new arrivals Awkwafina, Tiffany Haddish and Leslie Jones, and they respond with muted vocal performances that barely take flight. Throwaway interludes involving a trio of fluffy hatchlings on the hunt for three wayward eggs are cast in the same mould as the Minions in Despicable Me and Scrat in Ice Age, with an unexpectedly dark pay-off involving a slumbering "boa constructor"...

The Angry Birds Movie 2. Caption: The Hatchlings, Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride) in The Angry Birds Movie 2. Copyright: Rovio Animations/2019 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Residents of Bird Island and Pig Island are locked in a war of attrition and pranks. Feathered heroes use a giant slingshot to propel a bottle of hot sauce across the sea that separates the two communities and their porcine adversaries retaliate by dropping hundreds of angry crabs from a flotilla of airships. Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), speedy livewire Chuck (Josh Gad) and self-combusting worrywart Bomb (Danny McBride) spearhead the birds' efforts to stay one cluck ahead of the pigs' rotund leader, Leonard (Bill Hader), and his second-in-command Courtney (Awkwafina).

These frenemies are shocked to discover the existence of a third colony, the frozen wasteland of Eagle Island, where embittered ruler Zeta (Jones) and her daughter Debbie (Haddish) are plotting to overthrow birds and pigs using a steam-powered superweapon. "We need to put our differences aside and work together," Leonard implores the birds. Consequently, Red assembles a crack team for a daring mission to Eagle Island, which includes Chuck's inventor sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage), who has good reason to fear Zeta's wrath.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is punctuated sparingly with broad slapstick like Bomb's hilarious attempt to sneak unnoticed past eagle guards but there are noticeably fewer giggles than the first film. Visuals are gleefully saturated with retina-straining colour and co-directors Van Orman and Rice deliver outlandish set-pieces with gusto including a deranged breakdance battle to Harold Faltermeyer's electronic instrumental Axel F and the hunt for a security pass that culminates in a hysterically awkward encounter at a urinal. For once, toilet humour is the height of comic sophistication.

- Jo Planter

The Angry Birds Movie 2. Caption: Leonard (Bill Hader), Garry (Sterling K Brown) and Courtney (Awkwafina) in The Angry Birds Movie 2. Copyright: Rovio Animations/2019 CTMG, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 13th September
To Thursday 19th September

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Boston, Savoy Cinema
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Premiere Cinema
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema, Drogheda
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, Galway - Salthill Omniplex
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grantham, Savoy Cinema
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hawick, Heart Of Hawick, Tower Mill
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hertford, Hertford Theatre
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Showcase Cinema De Lux Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Navan, The Arc Cinema, Navan
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Savoy Cinema
- Omagh, Omagh Omniplex
- Roscommon, Roscommon Omniplex
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- St Austell, White River Cinema
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Arc
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, The Arc Cinema, Wexford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
From Friday 20th September
To Thursday 26th September

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Accrington, Vue Accrington
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Odeon Belfast
- Berkhamsted, The Rex Cinema
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham New Street
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Boston, Savoy Cinema
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bradford, The Light Cinema, Bradford
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Cork, The Gate Cork
- Cork, The Gate Mallow
- Coventry, Odeon Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Crewe, Odeon Crewe
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Odeon Derby
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Douglas, Cinemaworld Douglas
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema, Drogheda
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Odeon Dudley Merry Hill
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Exmouth, Savoy
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glengormley, Movie House Glengormley
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grantham, Savoy Cinema
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hawkhurst, Kino Hawkhurst
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Odeon Luxe Leeds Thorpe Park
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Cinema De Lux Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Loughborough, Odeon Loughborough
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Midleton, The Gate Midleton
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Naas, Odeon Naas
- Navan, The Arc Cinema, Navan
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Savoy Cinema
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Omagh, Omagh Omniplex
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portlaoise, Odeon Portlaoise
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Roscommon, Roscommon Omniplex
- Rushden, Cineworld Rushden Lakes
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sidmouth, Radway Cinema
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stafford, Odeon Luxe Stafford
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stillorgan, Odeon Stillorgan
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Odeon Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Warrington, Odeon Warrington
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- West Bromwich, Odeon West Bromwich
- Wexford, The Arc Cinema, Wexford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
- Wotton-under-Edge, Electric Picture House
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- York, Vue York


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