Rio 2

Rio 2

Carlos Saldanha (2014)

96min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In a more-is-less sequel overflowing with songs and slapstick, Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway), who's thrilled not to be endangered any more after her exploits in Rio, convinces her city slicker beau Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) to rediscover their rainforest roots when a flock of blue macaws is discovered deep in the Amazon. Pushing its ecological message harder than before - the birds must defend their habitat against illegal loggers - it's the same mix of colourfully frantic action, sharp sight gags and catchy musical numbers. The best new character is toxic frog Gabi whose aria Poisonous Love is the highlight (thanks to Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth performing with real showbiz pizzazz). Elsewhere Jemaine Clement, returning as spiteful cockatoo Nigel, brings hilarious verve to a samba rap version of I Will Survive and many will enjoy The X Factor-style jungle auditions. However, others may find everything just a little overbearing.

Summary

Parrots Jewel and Blu lead a happy life together in Rio with their three chicks, until they find themselves hurled into an expedition up the Amazon. The journey leads to an encounter with an old enemy, while Blu also has to win the approval of Jewel's fearsome father. Animated comedy sequel, with the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway and Jamie Foxx.

Cast & Crew

Blu Jesse Eisenberg
Jewel Anne Hathaway
Nigel Jemaine Clement
Pedro Will i am
Nico Jamie Foxx
Gabi Kristin Chenoweth
Roberto Bruno Mars
Rafael George Lopez
Luiz Tracy Morgan
Linda Leslie Mann
Tulio Rodrigo Santoro
Eduardo Andy Garcia
Director Carlos Saldanha
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Other Information

Language: English / PortugueseColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 4 Apr 2014
Comedy Drama Children's