The main idea of ecological conservation is good but that idea gets crashed into the last 10 minutes of the movie. A lot of the rest is taken up by the problems in the relationship between Blu and his wife Jewel and his run-ins with his dad-in-law etc. I don't know how much kids understand of that angle and secondly, whether they should anyway be seeing it. I, for one, am not too happy to have to get my daughter to try and understand (or rather misunderstand) nuances of a relationship at this juncture. Just focussing on saving the forest would have been enough.
Anyway, there is a superb rendition of the song I will survive which was the high point for me. All the other songs were not that great.
Overall, the colours are great, a few of the jokes are funny, kids are driving you up the wall and you cannot afford to go either Rio or the Amazon anyway. Head to the theatre and see Rio 2 instead. view less