Dec 22, 2023

Chicken Run 2: Should've Left It Alone

Has anyone seen the new Chicken Run movie?

Don't. It's not worth it.

While the original was a prisoner-of-war film told through the perspective of chickens that explored some very complex themes for kids, the sequel was crap.

There's really not much more to it. It had no right to be such a terrible film.

It fell into the trap of trying to recapture the nostalgia of the old film through throwback lines and jokes with the audience.

They dug up the old themes of freedom but fumbled the writing.

It felt like one of those new Star Wars movies that did the same thing, just like the Marvel movies that do the same thing.

The bolder choice would be to have their paradise threatened by an absolutely unstoppable force and defend it with their cunning. How those bunch of Chickens easily walked into a heavily armed facility is beyond me.

But it's just a kids movie, right?

Watch Chicken Run 2, then watch Chicken Run. Guess which one had too much studio involvement.