Rio 2 is a 2014 American 3D computer-animated musical adventure-comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha. It is the sequel to the 2011 computer-animated film Rio and the studio's first film to have a sequel outside of their existing Ice Age franchise. Wikipedia
Rio 2 Reviews
Predictable yet undeniably entertaining, "Rio 2" is not a bad way at all to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Rio 2 is one of those sweet, generic, full of important lessons about family, ecology and bravery type of animated films that you might enjoy if you have children. It’s visually rich, absolutely undemanding and so stuffed with formulaic plots and sub-plots that even small children will be hooked.
With so much going on, it's a wonder this kids' movie is only five minutes longer than the original. But for the music and brilliantly picturesque look, it's worth the 3-D ticket.
Long after the end credits have rolled, the colours continue float before your eyes as the samba notes ring in your ears. And just for that, Rio 2 justifies a 3D ticket. Don’t miss this musical on wings.
Rio 2 features some lovely, complex animation and a vivid, cheerful colour palette but is a one-time watch at best. Strictly confined within the box and The Formula, Rio 2 might be the Ram-Leela of animation/Hollywood when it comes to visuals but as far as children's films go, it remains less innovative.
Colourful and well-paced except for a cloyingly sweet song or two, the kids will enjoy this one.
Rio 2 will appeal to fans of the original who want to see their favourite birds go on another wild adventure.
It’s all very predictable for sure, but the jokes come thick and fast and there’s so much energy in the film it’s difficult to dislike any of the proceedings. The sequel is aimed squarely at kids and one can’t fault the filmmakers or the film for that. Adults might find the movie simplistic or dumbed down, but even they won’t be able to deny the beautifully detailed animation, even though it is presented in 3D. It’s harmless, escapist fun, and it’ll surely be a bigger hit on DVD.
Though the film is visually appealing and picturesque, the highlight of "Rio 2" is the beautifully choreographed soccer game in which Blu finds himself at the receiving end
It is a brilliant, colorful yet crammed 3-D animated movie with euphoric music set against a story of family reunion and environmental predicaments.
For a movie that asks birds in particular and nature in general to be left alone, Saldanha can’t resist anthropomorphising the creatures to the extent that they sound and behave an awful lot like humans. Perhaps this franchise needs to be more bird-brained than it is at the moment.
A vivid and delightful animated spectacle, Rio 2 is chock-full of colorful 3-D wonder and jubilant musical numbers set against a tale of family dynamics and environmental dilemmas.
Audience Reviews for Rio 2
Rio 2. Far from perfect in terms of originality but genuinely charming, irresistibly colourful, beautifully choreographed and very nicely done 3D effects, all this makes Rio 2 a winner. Fun shifts from concrete jungle of Rio to the rain forest of Amazon where our couple Blu (played by wonderful nerdy voice of Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel with their three cute kids find that there are many more like them and they are not the only Blue Macaws in this world. Movie takes a been there done that route when Blu struggles to prove himself in front of Jewel's father played by Andy Garcia (Godfather 3 fame). Despite a cliché script, there is hardly a dull moment and a colourful array of side characters and jokes among them keep the fun going. Climax is also done quite nicely with the right message. I am going with good 7 out of 10 for Rio 2. It's not great but it's quite nice way to kill 2 hours on a weekend.