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Rio 2

  • Comedy
  • Family
  • 2014
  • Carlos Saldanha
  • 96 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated comedy sequel, featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway. Can Blu the macaw cope without his creature comforts when he ventures with his family into the Amazon rainforest? The stakes rise when illegal loggers arrive on the scene and the macaws are forced to defend their habitat.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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BluJesse Eisenberg
JewelAnne Hathaway
NigelJemaine Clement
PedroWill i am
NicoJamie Foxx
GabiKristin Chenoweth
RobertoBruno Mars
RafaelGeorge Lopez
LuizTracy Morgan
LindaLeslie Mann
TulioRodrigo Santoro
EduardoAndy Garcia

Crew

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DirectorCarlos Saldanha

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2014-04-04
Languages
English | Portuguese
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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