Rio 2 is a good vacation watch for the kids (not like you had a choice of too many kids movies anyway). This time Blu and his family who are living...
Rio 2 is a good vacation watch for the kids (not like you had a choice of too many kids movies anyway). This time Blu and his family who are living a happy urban existence in Rio decide to go to the Amazon where there have been news of spotting of more of their kind of macaws.Once they reach there, Blu has to adjust to the jungle, impress his dad in law and then they have to wage a war against some goons who are destroying the forest for lumber.
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.
Rio, the 2011 animation marvel was largely an unsung piece of grandeur that made a lot of money but never went on to make a mark for itself in the ...
Rio, the 2011 animation marvel was largely an unsung piece of grandeur that made a lot of money but never went on to make a mark for itself in the history of timeless animation. Sad, since it was one of those rare films where animation lights up the screen like a set of fircrackers on diwali. Rio 2, the sequel doesnt exactly pack as much punch as the first one, yet it does sail through due to the now trademark exuberance and celebration that one expects of Rio series.
Blu and Jewel are now in Rio, raising their family of three. They decide to fly to the Amazon when Blu's guardians Tulio and Linda find the last settlements of Blue maccaws in the jungle. Blu meets Jewels father and family in the wild, finds his city bred ways alien to the forest, all while the other subplot of a vile man cutting of the trees in the forest illegally threatens the very survival of the last of these gorgeous blue birds.
As a story, Rio 2 falls short of the first one. There are far too many subplots to cover up for the lack of a single strong story line, not all of which are convincingly explored. The quintessential wit and comedy though are there aplenty, so are the beautiful songs interspreading the proceedings. Anne Hathway and Jesse return as Jewel and Blu, recreating the perfect odd ball opposites attract couple from the first part all over again and add life to the characters. I also loved the wonderfully cuckkoed Poison frog and her love for a bird. Quirks like these made the wathcing so much fun despite the shortcomings.
What also added to the delight were the spectacular animation: detailing of the amazon to the outstanding ariel dance sequences, everything spelt GRAND in capitals like never before. Added to it are some foottapping numbers that just makeyou want to sing along. The only glitch here, 3D makes a lot of vibrance go dull.
Catch Rio2 if you loved the first part. Taket he kids along, for there is a good message about environment and its importance. Take the elders along just so they understand that animation films is not all about kids play! watch it, for any reason, but do watch it.
Watching another sequel to an animated feature has all the charm of lining up for another sequel of the GolMaal franchise. What may have been charm...
Watching another sequel to an animated feature has all the charm of lining up for another sequel of the GolMaal franchise. What may have been charming once is just killing us with, well an overkill, of the same stunts, gags, and item numbers.
So Jewel convinces Blu to go sheher se door, gagan ke us paar,for the city life and hand held gadgets are just ruining their kids. Kahanai ghar ghar ki. It helps her cause that Linda and Tulio are somehwere in the Amazon where they have discovered a hidden tribe of the blue macaws. Oh wow, somehow Blu and Jewel are not alone any more; that must take some of the pressure off the kids of being the Spix Macaws ke aakhri chiragh.
Somewhere along they encounter Nigel the evil cockatoo (who is suffering some unwanted inter species love from a poison dart frog). In the Amazon, Jewel is reunited with her dad--and for the next half an hour I had to suffer gags inspired by Meet The Parents.
Item song, Evil loggers, Item song, soccer match off between the Spix macaws and some scarlet macaws, item song, Angry Birds, item song.
That is Rio 2 in a Brazil nutshell.
And while we are at it, could we start a petition that it is about time they allow the story to be the king? Enough with the 3D effects. A particular generation of kids think movies are not made any other way. And 101 minutes of 3D glasses is quite taxing on the little peepers.