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Weird World 2: The Golden Hour (commonly referred to as simply Weird World 2) is a 2021 American computer-animation fantasy comedy action film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures, as the sequel of the 2018 animated film, Weird World. It was filmed alongside it's successor Weird World 3.

Film Summary[]

George is recruited his first ever solo mission to solve a mystery about some legendary golden pearls. But following fears of his safety, Tyler, Craig, Scooter, Bash, Brent and Zayden all follow him and this mission leads to Oil City where the guys encounter a long-lost relative of Craig's and an oily machine who's goal is to become the richest guy in Weird World. 

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In December 2018, it was claimed a sequel was in development. On August 25th 2019, Disney officially announced that a feature-length sequel to Weird World was in production. Reloaxa announced that he will direct and write the movie, as well as respiring his role as George Jacqueline. On February 3rd, 2020, Lola Blue announced she will return to voice Stephanie. On April 19, 2020, Michael J. Fox announced he had joined the cast to voice a new character. On May 18th 2020, Chris Tucker, Jane Horrocks, Ewan McGregor, Eugene Mirman, Ade Edmondson and Linda Cardellini all announced they would respire their respective roles as Eleanor, Craig, Sponghuck, Tyler, Scooter and Josie, with Reloaxa confirming he would voice Bash again as well. On August 11th 2020, Ryan Gosling joined the cast as a new character - Jaxon. On September 14th 2020, Prince Royce announced he would respire his role as Brent with Dee Bradley Baker announcing he will permanently replace Jonny Greenwood as Cole and Reloaxa confirming he will also respire his role as Zayden alongside George and Bash. On the same day, Michael J. Fox announced he will be voicing a new character - Craig's adoptive father Luke Montgomery. On October 17th 2020, the film's official title was revealed as 'Weird World 2: The Golden Hour'. On December 5th 2020, Denis Leary announced Axebot will reappear in the film and he will voice him again.

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Weird World 2: The Golden Hour has received critical acclaim and has been considered on par with the first film, with praise going to its humour (some even said it was funnier than the first one), writing, action, animation and voice performances. It was also praised for being different to the first film, whilst still having some strong connection. Craig's character arc was universally praised, with many saying it redeemed the character, who was initially seen as nothing more than a comic relief. The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reports that 97% of critics gave the film a positive review based on 218 reviews, with an average score of 8.1/10. The site's consensus states: "Weird World's expected and anticipated sequel lives up to the original film's emotions, creativity and hilariousness. And the well-known voice cast is still spot on too." Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 from top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 80 based on 52 reviews, indicating "Universal acclaim." In CinemaScore polls, cinema audiences gave Weird World 2: The Golden Hour an average score of "A" on an A+ to F scale. 

Trivia[]

  • The film takes place between the end of Season 2 and the start of Season 3 of the television series.
  • This is the final time Eugene Mirman voices Tyler, as Tyler was killed off in Season 3 of the television series, not appearing again until Season 5 and he never appeared in future films, with Dee Bradley Baker (who voices him in the series) voicing him for the rest of his appearances.
  • There's a running gag throughout the film where Jaxon accidentally pulls Sponghuck's bubble away, causing him to spin a bit then fall. Each time he spins, a song with the word "round" or "around" in the title plays. This happens 6 times in the film.
    • The songs include:
      • You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) by Dead or Alive
      • Round Round by Sugababes
      • Around the World by Daft Punk
      • Spinning Around by Kylie Minogue
      • Round and Round by Ratt
      • Up Around the Bent by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Soundtrack[]

Weird World 2: The Golden Hour/Soundtrack

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Sequels[]

The film was followed by Weird World 3 (which was filmed alongside it) and The Weird World 4nale (which was split into two parts).

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