Rio 2

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  • Summary: Blu, Jewel and their three kids live the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he mayBlu, Jewel and their three kids live the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Apr 10, 2014
    83
    Choosing any unwieldy subplot to trim from Rio 2 is tough, as they're each so vibrantly rendered.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 9, 2014
    63
    Rio 2 is not what I would call Amazon prime, but it’s got enough silly songs and daffy critters to keep the little ones happy.
  3. Reviewed by: Kate Stables
    Apr 6, 2014
    60
    The predictable plot gets an enjoyably venomous boost from Jemaine Clement’s revenge-obsessed cockatoo Nigel.
  4. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    Apr 9, 2014
    50
    A strange combination of mental exhaustion and boredom.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Merry
    Apr 10, 2014
    50
    The movie feels at once too busy and too derivative. That’s no easy feat, but it’s also one sequel-makers probably shouldn’t aspire to.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Apr 10, 2014
    50
    It's a bright and fun movie, but also repetitive and overloaded with plot. A nice enough diversion, but not a necessary one.
  7. Reviewed by: Eric Henderson
    Apr 8, 2014
    25
    The net effect is a shapeless would-be diversion in which things just happen independently, a string of effects missing any cause.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
  1. Jun 9, 2014
    10
    Wonderful movie...waiting and hoping to get a 3rd part
    Very creative and wonderfully done to make it a success...
    So far this is my favorite
    Wonderful movie...waiting and hoping to get a 3rd part
    Very creative and wonderfully done to make it a success...
    So far this is my favorite film series :)
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  2. May 10, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. All the old characters and the voice actors were recovered from Rio, and new voice actors and the characters were well-chosen. The music was just as good (maybe more better) as the in Rio, and the story was good. the film was dubbed in Finnish well. I hope Rio 3 will come someday! or in series... Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2014
    8
    Rio 2 brings newly improved crispy and fleshy visuals than the original. It's story is great which deals family matters and relationship, theRio 2 brings newly improved crispy and fleshy visuals than the original. It's story is great which deals family matters and relationship, the music is funky and lively, the voice casts is well-talented but the only thing that doesn't work out much is the hit-or-miss gags. Overall, it still enjoyable to watch at. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2014
    7
    I’m not a huge fan of the first “Rio,” as I think it is a very straight forward movie with little to offer. It’s fun and all, but lacking inI’m not a huge fan of the first “Rio,” as I think it is a very straight forward movie with little to offer. It’s fun and all, but lacking in emotional punches.

    “Rio 2” on the other hand is a far stronger movie than the original. It’s cast is superior and well balanced, the story has a few nicely done emotional sequences, and the animation is gorgeous. While I find the songs weaker than the highs of the first film, they are more consistent in terms of quality. The real highlight of the film is its script, which I think is Blue Sky’s first or second best script to date. It is well balanced with a fish out of water story, a well handled environmental message that isn’t being shoved down our throats, and well rounded humor.

    Overall, it’s a fun experience with gorgeous animation. The first third of the film is a bit conventional and rather boring, but the second they get into the Amazon, the film really takes flight and gets better as it progresses. 3.5/5
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  5. May 19, 2014
    6
    Animation was great and fun to watch. Story line was quite good and the dialogue was good also. I think that this is a good family movie withAnimation was great and fun to watch. Story line was quite good and the dialogue was good also. I think that this is a good family movie with a lot to offer in the way of entertainment. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    4
    I wasn't too thrilled with the first Rio, but I certainly expected more than this. It's got the excellent animation and top-notch voice castI wasn't too thrilled with the first Rio, but I certainly expected more than this. It's got the excellent animation and top-notch voice cast that you would expect from a kids movie that's worth seeing nowadays, it's just missing the humor and charm. I'm sure young kids will get more than a few chuckles out of it, but older audiences like myself are better off letting the kids watch this one on their own.

    The plot is your standard, predictable, and cliched tale about a son-in-law struggling to connect with his father-in-law. They honestly could have ditched the part of the story involving the humans and the movie would have been better for it. A big part of the first Rio was the musical numbers, however outside of particularly memorable take on "I Will Survive" by Jemaine Clement's "Nigel" they all mostly fall short.

    Rio 2 is lacking in a lot of aspects that would have otherwise made this a good animated movie that any member of the family could've enjoyed. I spent the entire movie just wishing it would hurry up and end. This is one strictly for the young ones in your house. Older audiences may want to avoid. My total score is a 4.2/10.
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  7. May 1, 2014
    0
    An example of why great movies shouldn't have sequels. This overly boring movie, with dull dialogue, flat jokes and a plot that tries to keepAn example of why great movies shouldn't have sequels. This overly boring movie, with dull dialogue, flat jokes and a plot that tries to keep us intrigued, but all that is does is the opposite. Expand

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