Rio 2 arrives on
3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD
on July 15, 2014!
The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!
Rio 2, the sequel to 2011’s hit animated adventure Rio, is another huge hit in my house! I was a little concerned at first because sequels don’t usually live up to the first one, but with Rio 2, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised. The colorful graphics, the catchy musical and the Brazilian atmosphere kept the kids entertained and intrigued for the entire show. I loved watching the parellel relationships between the humans and the birds and watching their family grown and expand. Blue made me laugh the entire movie with his silly antics, fanny pack and GPS (my DAD would be proud!). There were a few potentially frightening scenes with wild animals from the Amazon (jaguars, crocodiles, etc.) and the return of Nigel, the vain villain from the original movie, but nothing my children couldn’t handle. My DS8 has recently become an Earth Ranger, so he loved that this movie focused on the endangerment of the Macaws natural habitat. It brought on a great discussion on how we can help endangered animals and how the little things we do (i.e. throw litter on the ground) can have a larger ripple effect on the world.
When the summer sun hides, I highly recommend you grab your kids and cuddle up on the couch for a movie that will warm your hearts and inspired your minds!
We give this movie four hearts: