While most of us groan whenever yet another adaptation is announced, we’re entering a whole new era of them. Whereas studios would throw so many different incarnations of popular properties at the wall to see what stuck in the past few decades (sometimes with wildly different tones), we’re now at the point where said studios are sick of losing tens of millions of dollars, rebooting the same characters ten times over.
The first Angry Birds Movie was the definition of passable. Although I don’t expect every family film to break the mould, the ante has been upped year over year by studios such as Pixar and Dreamworks; so there’s really no excuse to at least make an effort. Angry Birds 2 is basically what we should have gotten the first time around.