Usually, I’m not one for sequels. In fact, I would go so far as to say I despise sequels. 98% of the time, with a few very strong exceptions, they are just an obvious and desperate cry for money. And, let’s be honest, they hardly ever live up to the first movie. But I saw the trailer for Happy Feet Two in theaters a few days ago, and I have to say, THE PENGUINS ARE SO ADORABLE! Warner Bros. did something very smart and very mean: they put cute things in their trailer, thus confusing me about whether I actually want to see this movie or I just want to see more singing baby penguins.
I’m also curious about the impressive and extensive cast list, which includes Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, and Hugo Weaving. I know some of them were in the first one, but WOW, that’s a lot of A-list celebrities hanging out in a recording studio.
As of right now, this teaser trailer is really the only type of promotional material out there so far. I think it’s darned clever, personally. What do you think?