Open Season 2 (2008) starring Joel McHale, Mike Epps, Jane Krakowski, Billy Connolly, Crispin Glover, Cody Cameron directed by Matthew O'Callaghan, Todd Wilderman Movie Review

Open Season 2 (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Open Season 2 (2008) starring Joel McHale, Mike Epps, Jane Krakowski, Billy Connolly, Crispin Glover

Out of Season

With his wedding to Giselle approaching Elliot is starting to get cold feet thanks to a feeling on inadequacy. But Elliot and his animal friends have other things on their mind as Mr. Weenie goes missing thanks to some pampered pets determined to reclaim him for his owner by trying to brainwash him.

In fairness I wasn't the biggest of fans of "Open Season", I thought that for children it worked but offered up very little in the form of entertainment for unfortunate adults who had to watch it with their children. As such I wasn't expecting much from the sequel "Open Season 2", basically more of the same and to some extent it delivered what I expected.

What that means is that once again "Open Season 2" serves up plenty of humour which will keep young audiences amused with comedy accents and visual gags. Whether the storyline itself of the gang trying to rescue Mr. Weenie works is another matter as it is pretty weak. But once again as an adult I found very little to keep me amused and constantly found myself easily distracted because of the lack of subtle grown up humour.

What was kind of disappointing is that whilst some of the actors who lended their voices to characters return for this sequel we have replacements when it comes to Boog and Elliot. Now to be honest I didn't think the voices were that great the first time around but now they are even more non-descript, failing to really bring the central characters to life. And what is all disappointing is that the level of animation as it looks rushed out with many a scene looking more like footage from a computer game than a cartoon.

What this all boils down to is that "Open Season 2" probably still works for young children who will be amused by the talking animals but again it lacks anything for grown ups which when combined with what looks like the effects of a smaller budget makes it disappointing.