Being a fan of the original movie, I was looking forward to the sequel and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, you need to keep in mind that this is primarily a movie meant for kids, but despite that adults will find it fairly entertaining. The animation is top-notch (the 3D is over the top but well done), the characters are lovable and there are a lot of genuinely amusing moments throughout.
There is a bit of hypocrisy in the message the movie tries to send, where it tells you it’s wrong to kill other living things for your own needs, right before they go fishing. Surely, one of the writers should have seen the irony in telling kids it is bad to kill the cheeseburger spider because it’s a living thing now considering what cheeseburgers are essentially made of.
That aside, it’s still, overall, a fun movie to watch with your family this holiday season, especially if you have kids who will end up liking it a lot more.