Blu and his family head to the Amazon where
he meets his father-in-law, while trying to fit in.
Rio 2 (2014)
Directed by Carlos Saldanha
Written by Don Rhymer, Carlos Kotkin, Jenny Bicks, Yoni Brenner
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Andy Garcia, Bruno Mars, Leslie Mann,
Rodrigo Santoro, Will.i.am, Kristin Chenoweth
Sequel to 2011's Rio
Rio 2 was a fun, funny, and solid followup to the original film. Both kids and adults should find a lot to enjoy in this sequel. The characters are brought to wonderful life and the animation is beautiful.
Jesse Eisenberg was his reliable self as the socially awkward Blu, a city bird trying to fit into the wild. The rest of the cast is great, all bringing these animated characters to vivid life. Andy Garcia was great as Eduardo, Blu's father-in-law who is not initially accepting of him. Bruno Mars also really surprised me as Roberto, a member of Eduardo's tribe. The animation is absolutely stunning, with the Amazon being brought to beautiful life. The film features a couple of singing moments with songs that are decently catchy.
Fans of the original film will find a lot to like about this one. It has great characters, beautiful and colorful animation, some catchy songs, and tons of funny moments. Rio 2 should please both kids and adults alike.