April’s film choice is Happy Feet 2, a film I thought C would really enjoy; animated and with animals in – what more could a toddler want?
As it turns out, I really enjoyed the film too. The cast is pretty amazing with my favourites being Brad Pitt and Matt Damon as Will and Bill the Krill. Other stars include Elijah Wood, Robin Williams and Hank Azaria.
The story centres around Erik, the son of Mumble from the original Happy Feet. Erik feels like he doesn’t belong in Emperor land as he doesn’t like to dance like all the other penguins so he follows Ramon to Adelie land where he meets The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly.
Mumble orders Erik back to Emperor land but when they return they discover an iceberg has shifted and the Emperor penguins are trapped on all sides by large walls of ice.
The penguins have to persuade the Adelie penguins and some elephant seals that they met on their journey to come with them and dance in order to shift the iceberg so they can free the trapped Emperor penguins.
As for C, she really enjoyed the film. I don’t think she really understood the plot and she kept asking me lots of questions but that didn’t seem to make it any less enjoyable for her. There were a lot of characters in the film which took some thinking about to keep up with but I think this will be a film that is asked for again and again.
It’s a real feel good film. My favourite line in the whole film is when Will and Bill are discussing dancing and Will says “It brings out my happy”. I just think that’s a great way to describe something!
Thanks to the Tots100 film club for providing us with another great family film.