We're only a week away from the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2, but as of this writing, the sequel is on track to become the highest-rated video game movie on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is currently sitting with an 81% rating on the Tomatometer, with a total of 27 critic reviews. Of course, as additional reviews start rolling in, the Tomatometer score is expected to change. But as of right now, the early response certainly bodes well for the sequel.
What follows are some of the excerpts from the critic reviews: "Like 'The Godfather' with more giant purple birds, this is a sequel that improves on the original," "Ticks plenty of lightweight fun boxes for its prime target audience of younger children, with just enough adult humor to keep parents from yawning too," and "Funnier than the first, this sequel benefits greatly from an infectious energy and writing which makes the most of the great cast. Great fun for the family."
Directed by Thurop Van Orman, from a script by Peter Ackerman, Eyel Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart, The Angry Birds Movie 2 stars the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie, Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Nicki Minaj, Beck Bennett, Brooklynn Prince, JoJo Siwa, Colleen Ballinger, and David Dobrik. The film arrives in theaters on August 16.