A few weeks ago the kids and I were treated to a media sneak peek premiere for the new RIO 2 movie that opened in theaters on April 11th. I was just as excited to see the sequel as the kids since the entire cast of the original animated RIO returned, plus and they are joined by a ton of new actors and musical talents. Filled with amazing songs and bright imagery, our RIO 2 Movie Review is a three thumbs up! One for each of us that attended!
It’s a jungle out there for Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. Rich with grandeur, character, color and music, Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar® nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy® winner Bruno Mars, Tony® winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy®/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland.
We all absolutely loved RIO 2 (20th Century Fox)! The movie was filled with electric energy and the colors popped brightly out of the screen in the 3D version we previewed. The music is a great compliment to all of the gorgeous scenery portrayed from the Amazon, as well as an informative lesson on conservation and protecting the rain forest and all of the amazing creatures that call it home. We even were able to have a quick photo op with Nico from the movie.