Bugged 2

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Synopsis

Bartlebee, McBroom, Stroby, Flutterby, and Cosmo embark on multiple adventures in their forest home. Constantly saving one another and causing trouble, the five friends realize the importance of honesty and kindness through silly mishaps. Though each is a different species of bug, they get along well and celebrate one another, demonstrating the importance of including […]

Dove Review

Bartlebee, McBroom, Stroby, Flutterby, and Cosmo embark on multiple adventures in their forest home. Constantly saving one another and causing trouble, the five friends realize the importance of honesty and kindness through silly mishaps. Though each is a different species of bug, they get along well and celebrate one another, demonstrating the importance of including everyone despite differences in looks and personality.

The plot of Bugged 2 consists of multiple different stories—almost like chapters. In the majority of the stories, Cosmo stirs up some kind of trouble and the others come to his rescue, showing viewers the importance of forgiveness. They also work together as a team in order to keep their forest neat and tidy. McBroom the dung beetle keeps their home clean while Bartlebee works to make sure there is nectar in the jars. Stroby the firefly provides light when it’s dark and Cosmo provides some necessary humor.

Each chapter has a moral—the most prominent being “you reap what you sow” along with the morals found in the story of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” These principles are seen numerous times throughout the film but are demonstrated in ways that are funny and practical. For example, Cosmo likes to play pranks, so when he finds an alarm clock, he constantly sets it off to scare his friends. When he actually needs to get their attention, however, no one will listen to him because he had used it too many times as a joke.

While the stories do flow well and make sense, they are very simplistic. There isn’t much character development and even the lessons demonstrated only scratch the surface of their importance in the real world. Even though Bugged 2 is an animated movie, the focus of the camera is blurry at some points. Some of the humor is very elevated—using words and examples that a child may not understand.

Bugged 2 is a funny animated movie that is sure to entertain young children. Its morals are easy to see, and the plot is simple to follow. This movie is great for families looking to talk about important life lessons and facilitate family discussions in a lighthearted way.

The Dove Take:

Bugged 2 is a family friendly movie that exemplifies the necessity of morals through animation and humor.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: None
Sex: None
Language: 1. Mild name calling. Stupid: 1; losers: 1; fool: 1; shut up: 1.
Violence: None
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Some crude humor (“Throw some old people down the stairs”). McBroom is a dung beetle, so he is constantly rolling dung around. Flutterby yells “shut up” at Mama Ant’s baby. Cosmo is a bit vengeful.

Info

Company: Cinedigm
Reviewer: Nicole G.