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The Angry Birds Movie 2
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Thurop Van Orman
Produced by John Cohen
Screenplay by
  • Peter Ackerman
  • Eyal Podell
  • Jonathon E. Stewart
Starring
Music by Heitor Pereira
Cinematography Simon Dunsdon
Editing by
  • Kent Beyda
  • Ally Garrett
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date(s) August 2, 2019 (2019-08-02) (United Kingdom and Ireland)
August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09) (Finland)
August 14, 2019 (2019-08-14) (United States and New York City)
Running time 97 minutes
Country
  • Finland
  • United States
Language English
Finnish
Budget $65 million
Money made $154 million

The Angry Birds Movie 2 (or simply Angry Birds Movie 2) is a 2019 computer-animated comedy film based on Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds video game series, produced by Columbia Pictures, Rovio Animation, and Sony Pictures Animation, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The sequel to The Angry Birds Movie (2016), the film was directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice (in their directorial debuts) from a screenplay by Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart. Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, Bill Hader, and Peter Dinklage reprise their roles from the first film, with newcomers Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, JoJo Siwa, and Brooklynn Prince joining the ensemble cast. In the film, the birds are forced to team up with the pigs when an advanced weapon threatens both Bird and Piggy Islands.

Production on a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie began in August 2016. New ideas for the film were conceived with the premise being that the birds and pigs work together to save themselves, which typically does not happen in most Angry Birds games. New characters for the film were announced in March 2019 along with new cast members. Heitor Pereira returned to compose the film's score with artists such as Kesha and Luke Combs contributing tracks for the film.

The film was theatrically released on August 2, 2019 in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and in the United States on August 13. It has grossed $154 million worldwide and received mixed reviews, although many critics considered it an improvement over its predecessor. It is also the best reviewed film based on a video game on Rotten Tomatoes, as of 2020.

Plot

Three years after the Birds destroyed Pig City as retribution for the Pigs' theft of their eggs, Red, now a hero, protects Bird Island. Following the rebuilding of Piggy Island, the pigs, led by King Leonard Mudbeard, are in a prank war against the birds. One day, a giant ice ball from a nearby island called Eagle Island hits the sea near Piggy Island, forcing the pigs to seek a temporary truce with the birds. Zeta, the leader of Eagle Island, is angry with her frozen surroundings and wants to occupy the two islands by shooting ice balls from a super-weapon to force their inhabitants to evacuate.

Red's two best friends, Chuck and Bomb, surprise Red and ask him to join them in a speed dating activity, where Red meets Chuck's sister Silver, an engineering student who deems Red incompatible. Leonard visits Red and convinces him to form an alliance. They recruit Chuck, Bomb, Silver and Bird Island's retired hero, Mighty Eagle. A meeting in Mighty Eagle's cave gets disrupted when an ice ball from Zeta's super-weapon hits Eagle Mountain, which alarms the other birds living on Bird Island.

As the team travels to Eagle Island by submarine, Red assures the other birds that they do not need to evacuate. Once there, Mighty Eagle confesses that Zeta was once his fiancée but he abandoned her due to cowardice before he flies away. Red insists on fighting alone but Silver decides to follow him instead. They intrude the base from the mouth of the weapon, only to be captured and frozen to inflatable water toys. Zeta tells them her plan to fire ice balls filled with lava at both islands, and demonstrates her newly upgraded cannon. Red, regretting not telling the birds to evacuate, admits his wish to be liked by everyone to Silver, who comforts him and frees them both. Meanwhile, the other team members disguise themselves as an eagle and grab a key card to get into the base, where they reunite with Red and Silver. Red gives up leadership to Silver, who establishes a plan to destroy the cannon. Red and Silver put themselves inside an ice ball and roll it down the spiraling ammunition track of Zeta's cannon, while their allies work to sever the track by reaching and pulling a switch so that the ball flies off and crushes the cannon. The plan fails and the team gets confronted by Zeta and her guards, giving her a chance to fire the weapon.

Mighty Eagle arrives and makes a desperate attempt to stop Zeta by apologizing to her for his abandoning her. Zeta brushes him off, revealing his real name is Ethan and that her servant Debbie is their daughter. While Zeta is distracted, Chuck ties up the weapon using Silver's new invention, a very strong string called Super-String, which catches and decelerates the lava balls after Zeta fires them. As the string breaks, a trio of hatchlings and a trio of piglets passing by Eagle Island help grasp it. The lava balls slide back into the cannon, destroying it and the base. Everyone escapes, and Mighty Eagle protects Debbie from being crushed by a metal plate, redeeming himself to her and Zeta. Mighty Eagle and Zeta get married on Bird Island, with Red as the chief witness. Afterwards, Red credits Silver and the entire team for saving the islands, and as a result finds himself being even more beloved for his honesty and selflessness. While the rest of the birds, pigs, and eagles celebrate Zeta and Mighty Eagle's marriage, Silver and Red start a relationship.

Voice cast

Soundtrack

The film's soundtrack, titled The Angry Birds Movie 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on August 9, 2019 only in digital format and is available to download through payment platforms.

It includes two songs previously unreleased and original from the movie: Luke Combs' "Let's Just Be Friends" and Kesha's "Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)". The rest of the album consists of a compilation of eighteen classical pop music hits from the 1960s to 2000s decades, in different genres and various artists.

  1. "Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)" - Kesha - 2:59
  2. "Holding Out for a Hero" - Bonnie Tyler - 4:21
  3. "All by Myself" (Single Edit) - Eric Carmen - 4:22
  4. "Margaritaville" - Jimmy Buffett - 3:20
  5. "Get Ready (Orchestral Mix)" - 2 Unlimited
  6. "Angel" - Sarah McLachlan - 4:00
  7. "Lovin' You" - Minnie Riperton - 3:20
  8. "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
  9. "Turn Down for What" - DJ Snake & Lil Jon - 3:33
  10. "I Don't Want to Wait" - Paula Cole - 4:07
  11. "Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
  12. "Fireball" (feat. John Ryan) - Pitbull - 3:56
  13. "Axel F" - Harold Faltermeyer - 3:01
  14. "Hello" - Lionel Richie - 4:14
  15. "Baby Shark" - Pinkfong
  16. "The Final Countdown" - Europe - 4:03
  17. "Happy Together" - The Turtles - 2:50
  18. "Let's Just Be Friends" - Luke Combs - 3:21
  19. "We Run This" - Missy Elliott - 3:24
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