Rio 2

2014

Action / Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Musical

628
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 48%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 59%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 67150

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Animated Antic 4 / 10

A very disappointing and jumbled mess.

Most animation studios can turn out great sequels, though sadly Blue Sky Studios strangely enough isn't one of them. While they do succeed at making very enjoyable original movies, their Ice Age sequels don't have a lot of rewatch value. With "Rio 2" however, I went in very hopeful. I really enjoyed the first movie with it's beautiful colors, fun songs, likable characters and a pretty good story and hoped the sequel could deliver. Sadly though, I walked out of the movie really disappointed. "Rio 2" just falls flat with a story that has way too many plot elements, new characters that are very unlikeable, and song numbers so forgettable and bland that not even Bruno Mars could make them fun. Let me explain why this is. A few years after the first film, Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) have been living happily with their kids in the grand and glorious city of Rio de Janeiro. However, Jewel feels that her kids are acting a little to much like humans (due to Blu having lived most of his life with a human) and wants them to get back to their natural roots. However when Blu's former owner Linda (Leslie Mann) and her husband Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) discover that more sphinx macaws might be out there, Jewel decides to go to the Amazon to find the tribe which Blu reluctantly agrees to. Along with their friends Nico (Jamie Foxx), Pedro (will.i.am.), and Rafael (George Lopez) they go into the jungle and find the tribe where they meet the leader and Jewel's father, Eduardo (Andy García) as well as Jewel's best friend Roberto (Bruno Mars) and try to get Blu to get into natures ways and also hold a talent show, unaware that a logging company is planning to bulldoze the entire forest and that Nigel (Jemaine Clement), the villain from the last movie has survived the encounter in the last movie and is planning his revenge while also bouncing back to Linda and Tulio from time to time as well have a soccer game that serves no point to the story. Yeah, it's a mess. The story in this movie just has so many plot elements in this film that it just got so confusing and full especially compared to the first film's very simple story. I think the reason why this happened is because the writers of this movie thought that the film needed to be bigger and have some more elements added to it though sadly they had no idea how to do it correctly. I also thought some scenes weren't handled right, particularly the reunion between Jewel and Eduardo. It was so rushed and didn't feel very emotional. Speaking of which, let's talk about the characters. The ones from the first film still have their charm and likable personality, particularly Blu. The new characters on the other hand, that's another story. They're all very unlikeable and even treat some of the characters harshly, especially Eduardo. Words cannot describe my hate for him. The way he treated poor Blu throughout the movie really angered me and finally by the time he called him "pet" I lost all faith in him. As for the others, Blu and Jewel's kids were just cliched and I also really wasn't fond of the loggers. I could understand what the writers were trying to go for, but they weren't funny at all compared to the smugglers and also didn't pose a legitimate threat. However, I think one of the biggest mistakes that the movie made was bringing back Nigel. He was a necessary villain for the first film, though bringing him back was pointless. Even his defeat at the end, which I won't spoil, was weak compared to the first film. In fact, he isn't defeated at all. Yeah, what a letdown. The song numbers, though nice, weren't as grand as the first film either. They didn't have anything especially memorable compared to the first film's Oscar nominated song and not even Bruno Mars, whose songs are fantastic, could make it work. The only thing that I could find better than the first movie was the animation. The colors were more grand and eye popping and could look realistic at times, but that was seriously the only thing that I found better. "Rio 2" just disappointed me. This could have been a great sequel, but it's jumbled story, unlikeable new characters and forgettable songs just made it very unlikeable. I feel bad for Blue Sky as yet this is another sequel that they stumbled up on. If there's any proof from this movie, I think that there are two lessons that they should hopefully learn. Bigger isn't always better, and that they should also stick to making original stories and not sequels. We'll just have to wait and see if they follow that advice.

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 6 / 10

Another unnecessary sequel

After the events from the first instalment, Blu, Jewel and their three kids embark on a two thousand mile journey to the Amazonian Rainforest where there are rumours about a flock of blue macaws. Obviously, their adventure won't prove to be without perils as an old "friend" is on their track in order to get revenge, while getting used to the new environment will become quite a challenge for Blu.

It's an animation which introduces a new adventure for the blue macaw family, one which will influence everyone on the journey, hopefully in good. Unfortunately, as far as I'm concerned, this is one of those, how I like to call them, unnecessary sequels. They used the universe and the success of the first one and hoped to add something equally interesting, but I'm afraid that they failed. The story is as predictable as it is boring, reusing old characters which simply shouldn't have been there just to introduce a bit more "suspense", one which also fails in bringing something good into the equation. The new characters aren't pleasant or good either, each following a stereotypical pattern of a human character, only making the whole matters worse.

Still unfortunately, all which was great in the first one somehow vanished or is present in a much lesser proportion. Take for example the comedy, one which managed to make me laugh many times in the first movie, simply does not exist in this one. It desperately tries from time to time, but doesn't manage to do anything regarding this aspect. The only thing which keeps its pride is the animation itself, which is simply amazing, no matter how you look at it. It simply lost the idea of the first one, its emotion, its story and, above all, its comedy, which made it overall a very good animation. They managed to create something which is truly mediocre from something very good, and this "achievement" shouldn't bring any praise for anybody.

Overall, I have to say that I saw a mediocre animation, one that simply shouldn't have existed if you ask me, but since it does, it manages to be average in almost every aspect, making it a skippable movie. It reminds me of "Cars", which started as a masterpiece and got a sequel which simply dumped everything good about its predecessor and decided to use its own ways. Too bad...

Reviewed by ronjonae 3 / 10

Bad messages hidden behind good ones

The central message of family over tech is good and all, but if you look at the way its brought together, it makes you question the movie's moral code.

Look at the events. first, the movie seems simple, a family trip to visit the mother's relatives, however as the movie goes on it becomes clear that the mother never really intended for this to just be a trip. She clearly wants to stay and raise her children inside her colony and though this isn't an outright bad idea, the sneaky way she goes about it makes be really question her character. As I watched I even started going back to the first movie and realized that given the sequence of events, she could be rethinking her entire marriage.

Not only that but throughout the movie Blue himself really is picked on for a lot of things that simply weren't his fault and is subsequently treated as if they were done deliberately. From the berries to the sports game and seeking approval from Jewel's father. Jewel should know what kind of husband she has and while I fully accept trying to help someone better themselves, It very much seems like she is literally trying to make him into something that is much more like her old boyfriend. Which affects Blue's self-esteem.

Then there are the poachers who could have been left out to tell the truth. Nigel was already here and the poachers seem very after though. I mean when Blue encounters the poachers and just up and decides that he doesn't need humans anymore than I really don't understand anything. Was his blatant love for his owner and society really so fickle that meeting this one group of bad people could change that. Made even more stupid by the fact that he almost immediately does an 180 and goes back to loving humans again, making the first freak out even more confusing.

There are a lot of horrible plot holes and clichés I can also complain about, but I'll just finish with simply stating that the original was great and didn't need a sequel, especially not thi one.

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