How to Feel Good
Posted by hyperpat on November 22, 2006
It would appear that we not only have happy penguins, we have a happy customer – me. I saw Happy Feet last Friday, and I was impressed with its good story line, excellent music choices, a very nice visual portrayal of not just Emperor penguins but also a couple of other species, and just how well some of the actors characters became the on-screen persona (Robin Williams’ Ramon role is near perfect). I did think the environmental message was played a little heavy, and the portrayed ‘solution’ came about much too easily and was too simple, but it really didn’t interfere with the sheer entertainment factor this movie has. As is typical for these types of animated movies these days, some of the jokes are really meant for the adults watching, and will fly over the heads of the youngsters – which is just fine with me. People younger than about 30 may also not catch some of the musical references, which for me anyway added a lot to this movie.
So go see it, and feel good for the rest of the day.