Happy Feet Reviews
Even the wee ones may start to notice something's amiss when the movie's theme goes from "be yourself" to 'we must regulate the overfishing of the Antarctic oceans.' No, for real.
If you fell in love with the wingless heroes of last year's documentary hit March of the Penguins, prepare to surrender completely to George Miller's computer-animated musical/adventure Happy Feet.
Writer and director George Miller, the artistic force behind the beloved Babe and the Babe: Pig in the City movies, brings a concern for penguins that recalls the devotion shown by March of the Penguins.
In a genre that relies on too many forgettable wisecracking critters who talk like out-of-work sitcom story editors, Miller's eco-musical goes its own way, defying the usual formulas.
This curious ecological parable was directed by George Miller (Babe: Pig in the City), who still has an eye and a sense of humor but on this particular outing can't get the script he wrote with three others to make much sense.
Happy Feet offers dazzling cinematic family fun, and a mad medley of tunes (songs made famous by the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Earth, Wind & Fire, Queen, and Stevie Wonder, among others).