The Angry Birds Movie 2

The Angry Birds Movie 2

2019, PG, 96 min. Directed by Thurop Van Orman. Voices by Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage.

REVIEWED By Richard Whittaker, Fri., Aug. 16, 2019

Nothing about Angry Birds screams “easy to adapt to the screen.” The hugely successful video game had such a berserk mechanic (birds throwing themselves via catapult at egg-stealing pigs) that it made jumping plumbers seem sensible. But somehow, the uninspiring 2016 film adaptation cobbled together enough plot to stagger to box-office success – in no small part due to the ubiquity and silly charm of the app.

But three years later, the game is passé, and the sequel has to stand on its own. Fortunately, while the first film was far from fun, it did do some fun world building. Red (Sudeikis) was the outsider, kicked out of polite society due to his furious temper, who found enough self-control to defeat the swinish King Leonard Mudbeard (Hader) and bring, if not peace, then at least a certain detente between Bird Island and Pig Island, defined by occasional outbursts of escalating pranks. That’s when a third oasis, Eagle Island, interjects with a new escalation: throwing huge iceballs at both fowl and hog alike. The two islands must come together to find a solution, or face invasion and destruction. Yet that’s not going to be so easy for Red, who likes being a hero and worries that if he teams up with anyone bar his most loyal lieutenants – the nervously explosive Bomb (McBride) and speedster Chuck (Gad) – then his new-found popularity will vaporize, and he’ll be lonely again. Especially since he’s not only worried about being overshadowed by Leonard, but also Chuck’s engineering genius, Silver (Bloom).

So far, so formulaic. But this second animated expedition to projectile bliss has a magical ingredient, and his name is Thurop Van Orman. The last 10 years of American TV animation owe him a huge debt because of his 2008 Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. The story of a cherubic cabin boy being raised by a whale and a pirate, with its mixture of silliness and surrealism, kid-friendly comedy and complicated feelings, set the groundwork for a swathe of shows like Adventure Time and Regular Show.

None of the characters are awful, even in their selfish lows. Leonard is blithely affable, backed by his occasionally useful sidekick, Courtney (Awkwafina), so it’s OK that he sides with Red (much as Red resents it). Meanwhile, Jones brings a wild-eyed energy to Zeta, the eagles’ Bond-esque villain with an insane plan that depends on a volcano-powered gun (full-on Dr. No territory). Even the seemingly unrelated B plot, following the three hatchlings from the end of the first film, is so goofily engaging that its distraction is a joy. Van Orman’s hands may be tied on the look of this film and on the constant pop-musical stings, but his nonsensical humor and willingness to have protagonists who are oblivious to their flaws – or even better, OK with them – flies through this film.

Showtimes

Wed., Aug. 21

1:50, 4:35, 7:20, 10:05

Fri., Aug. 23

10:45am, 12:40, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05

Sat., Aug. 24

12:40, 3:25, 6:20, 9:05
AFA 10:00am

Sun., Aug. 25

12:40, 3:25, 6:20, 9:05
AFA 10:00am

Mon., Aug. 26

12:50, 3:35, 6:20, 9:05

Tue., Aug. 27

3:35, 6:20, 9:05
AFA 12:50

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991, www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D, CC/DVS 4:00
3D, CC/DVS 4:00
CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 6:40

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D, CC/DVS 4:00
3D, CC/DVS 4:00
CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 6:40

Fri., Aug. 23

CC/DVS 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30

Sat., Aug. 24

CC/DVS 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:30
sensory friendly 12:10

Sun., Aug. 25

CC/DVS 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50

Mon., Aug. 26

CC/DVS 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50

Tue., Aug. 27

CC/DVS 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50

Cinemark 20 and XD

N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

Wed., Aug. 21

4:25, 7:00, 9:35
3-D 1:45
3D 1:45
digital 4:25, 7:00, 9:35

Fri., Aug. 23

digital 12:45, 2:10, 4:50, 6:25, 7:50, 10:40

Sat., Aug. 24

digital 10:00am, 11:20am, 12:45, 2:10, 4:50, 6:25, 7:50, 10:40

Sun., Aug. 25

digital 10:00am, 11:20am, 12:45, 2:10, 4:50, 6:25, 7:50, 10:40

Mon., Aug. 26

digital 12:45, 2:10, 4:50, 6:25, 7:50, 10:40

Tue., Aug. 27

digital 12:45, 2:10, 4:50, 6:25, 7:50, 10:40

Cinemark Cedar Park

1335 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 800/326-3264

Call theatre for complete list of movies and showtimes.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D 10:00
3D 10:00
digital 11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D 10:00
3D 10:00
digital 11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20

Fri., Aug. 23

digital 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Sat., Aug. 24

digital 9:00am, 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Sun., Aug. 25

digital 9:00am, 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Mon., Aug. 26

digital 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Tue., Aug. 27

digital 11:40am, 2:20, 5:00, 7:40, 10:20

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D 11:30am
digital 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D 11:30am
digital 2:05, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Fri., Aug. 23

3D 9:50
digital 11:30am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15

Sat., Aug. 24

3D 9:50
digital 11:30am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15

Sun., Aug. 25

3D 9:50
digital 11:30am, 2:05, 4:40, 7:15

Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D 1:30
3D 1:30
digital 4:05, 6:45, 9:25

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D 1:30
3D 1:30
digital 4:05, 6:45, 9:25

Fri., Aug. 23

3D 10:55am
digital 1:45, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Sat., Aug. 24

3D 10:55am
digital 1:45, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Sun., Aug. 25

3D 10:55am
digital 1:45, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Mon., Aug. 26

digital 1:45, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Tue., Aug. 27

digital 1:45, 4:40, 7:15, 9:50

Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D 2:45
3D 2:45
digital 12:15, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D 2:45
digital 12:15, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15

Fri., Aug. 23

3D 2:15
digital 11:45am, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45

Sat., Aug. 24

3D 2:15
digital 11:45am, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45

Sun., Aug. 25

3D 2:15
digital 11:45am, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45

Mon., Aug. 26

3D 2:15
digital 11:45am, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45

Tue., Aug. 27

3D 2:15
digital 11:45am, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45

Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938, www.cinemark.com

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D 12:00
digital 3:30, 6:30, 9:10

Fri., Aug. 23

3D 12:00
digital 3:30, 6:45, 9:30

Sat., Aug. 24

3D 1:00
digital 10:30am, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30

Sun., Aug. 25

3D 1:00
digital 10:30am, 3:45, 6:45, 9:30

Mon., Aug. 26

3D 12:10
digital 3:45, 6:20, 9:00

City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown, 512/868-9922

Wed., Aug. 21

1:20, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55

Thu., Aug. 22

1:10, 4:10, 6:55, 9:35

Fri., Aug. 23

10:05am, 1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35

Sat., Aug. 24

10:05am, 1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35

Sun., Aug. 25

1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35

Mon., Aug. 26

1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35

Tue., Aug. 27

1:05, 4:05, 6:55, 9:35

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle, 512/523-9009, www.evo-entertainment.com

Fri., Aug. 23

11:00am, 1:20, 3:45, 6:20, 8:50

Sat., Aug. 24

10:45am, 1:20, 3:45, 6:20, 8:50

Sun., Aug. 25

10:45am, 1:20, 3:45, 6:20, 8:50

Mon., Aug. 26

1:20, 3:45, 6:20, 8:50

Tue., Aug. 27

1:20, 3:45, 6:20, 8:50

Flix Brewhouse

2200 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/244-3549, www.flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock

Wed., Aug. 21

3:15, 6:15

Thu., Aug. 22

12:15, 3:15, 6:00, 10:00

Fri., Aug. 23

11:45am, 4:00, 5:45, 8:40

Sat., Aug. 24

10:30am, 4:00, 5:45, 8:40

Sun., Aug. 25

10:30am, 4:00, 5:45, 8:40

Mon., Aug. 26

4:00, 5:45, 8:35

Tue., Aug. 27

12:00, 4:00, 5:45

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/467-7305, www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

Wed., Aug. 21

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Thu., Aug. 22

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Fri., Aug. 23

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Sat., Aug. 24

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Sun., Aug. 25

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Mon., Aug. 26

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Tue., Aug. 27

CC 10:35am, 1:20, 4:10, 6:55, 9:40

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D, CC/DVS 10:15
3D, CC/DVS 10:15
CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D, CC/DVS 10:15
3D, CC/DVS 10:15
CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35

Fri., Aug. 23

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:15

Sat., Aug. 24

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:15

Sun., Aug. 25

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:15

Mon., Aug. 26

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:15

Tue., Aug. 27

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:35, 5:05, 7:35, 10:15

Hometown Cinemas

120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, Lockhart, 512/398-4100, www.hometowncinemas.com

Wed., Aug. 21

11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:05

Thu., Aug. 22

11:40am, 2:10, 4:30, 7:05

Fri., Aug. 23

11:40am, 2:10, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20

Sat., Aug. 24

11:40am, 2:10, 4:30, 7:05, 9:20

Sun., Aug. 25

11:40am, 2:10, 4:30, 7:05

Mon., Aug. 26

11:40am, 2:10, 4:30, 7:05

Tue., Aug. 27

11:40am, 2:10, 4:30, 7:05

AMC Lakeline 9

11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park, 512/335-4793

Discounts daily before 6pm.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D, CC/DVS 4:00
3D, CC/DVS 4:00
CC/DVS 1:30, 6:45

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D, CC/DVS 4:00
CC/DVS 1:30, 6:45

Fri., Aug. 23

CC/DVS 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45

Sat., Aug. 24

CC/DVS 1:30, 4:30, 7:15, 9:45
sensory friendly 10:30am

Sun., Aug. 25

CC/DVS 11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30

Mon., Aug. 26

CC/DVS 1:30, 4:30, 7:15

Tue., Aug. 27

CC/DVS 1:30, 4:30, 7:15

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D, CC/DVS 11:50am
3D, CC/DVS 11:50am
CC/DVS 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D, CC/DVS 11:50am
3D, CC/DVS 11:50am
CC/DVS 2:30, 5:00, 7:30, 10:10

Fri., Aug. 23

CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00

Sat., Aug. 24

CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00

Sun., Aug. 25

CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00

Mon., Aug. 26

CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00

Tue., Aug. 27

CC/DVS 11:50am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B, 512/501-3520, www.themoviehouse.com/trails/

Wed., Aug. 21

10:00am, 12:30, 3:15, 6:00, 10:00

Thu., Aug. 22

10:00am, 12:30, 3:15, 6:00

Fri., Aug. 23

9:00am, 9:15am, 12:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:45

Sat., Aug. 24

9:00am, 9:15am, 12:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:45

Sun., Aug. 25

9:00am, 9:15am, 12:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:45

Mon., Aug. 26

12:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30

Tue., Aug. 27

12:00, 3:00, 5:15, 7:30

Moviehouse & Eatery - Lantana Place

7415 Southwest Parkway, Building 7, 512/572-0770, www.themoviehouse.com/lantana/

Wed., Aug. 21

12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50

Thu., Aug. 22

12:20, 3:10, 6:00, 8:50

Fri., Aug. 23

10:10am, 1:00, 3:10, 6:00, 10:00

Sat., Aug. 24

10:10am, 1:00, 3:10, 6:00, 10:00

Sun., Aug. 25

10:10am, 1:00, 3:10, 6:00, 10:00

Mon., Aug. 26

10:10am, 1:00, 3:10, 6:00, 10:00

Tue., Aug. 27

10:10am, 1:00, 3:10, 6:00, 10:00

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop, 512/321-0123, www.schulmantheatres.com

Wed., Aug. 21

9:55am, 12:55, 4:05, 6:55, 9:40

Thu., Aug. 22

10:20am, 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55

Fri., Aug. 23

10:20am, 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55

Sat., Aug. 24

10:20am, 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55

Sun., Aug. 25

10:20am, 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55

Mon., Aug. 26

10:20am, 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55

Tue., Aug. 27

10:20am, 1:05, 4:10, 7:10, 9:55

ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls

2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls

Call theatre for August 22-23 showtimes.

Wed., Aug. 21

1:30, 7:10
3-D 4:30
3D 4:30

Thu., Aug. 22

1:30, 6:30
3-D 4:40
3D 4:30

Fri., Aug. 23

11:00am, 1:30, 6:30, 9:10
3D 4:00

Sat., Aug. 24

11:00am, 1:30, 6:30, 9:10
3D 4:00

Sun., Aug. 25

11:00am, 1:30, 6:40
3D 4:00

Mon., Aug. 26

1:30, 6:30
3D 4:00

Tue., Aug. 27

1:30, 6:30
3D 4:00

Sky Cinemas

13201 US-290, 512/457-0700, www.skycinemas.com

Wed., Aug. 21

10:50am, 11:40am, 2:00, 4:25, 6:45, 9:10

Fri., Aug. 23

11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00

Sat., Aug. 24

11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00

Sun., Aug. 25

11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00

Mon., Aug. 26

11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00

Tue., Aug. 27

11:40am, 2:10, 4:40, 6:20, 9:00

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, 512/805-8000

Wed., Aug. 21

11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00

Thu., Aug. 22

11:00am, 1:30, 4:00, 6:45, 9:15

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar, 512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Wed., Aug. 21

3-D, CC/DVS 9:10
3D, CC/DVS 9:10
CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00

Thu., Aug. 22

3-D, CC/DVS 9:10
3D, CC/DVS 9:10
CC/DVS 11:45am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00

Fri., Aug. 23

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 10:00

Sat., Aug. 24

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 10:00

Sun., Aug. 25

CC/DVS 12:00, 2:40, 5:05, 7:30, 10:00

Mon., Aug. 26

CC/DVS 11:20am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:40

Tue., Aug. 27

CC/DVS 11:20am, 2:10, 4:35, 7:00, 9:45

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