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Review: Rio (2011)

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I was thinking when was the last time I enjoyed an animated film? I remember watching Rango and enjoying its depth. I remember from last year some of the best ones, How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3.

Rio on the other hand wasn’t a big disappointment at all. I’m not a big fan of the film but it has its moment. Blue is a domesticated Spix’ Macau –last of the “male” of his kind was flown to Rio, Brazil to mate with the only remaining female Spix’ Macau named Jewel to save their species. Blue fell inlove with the stubborn Jewel who wanted to escape into the wilderness. The only problem that he’s got is that he doesn’t know how to fly. Both birds were abducted along with others by a group of smugglers and their adventure started from there.

The whole Rio vibe was very very cool to begin with but it does present a not so positive thing about the country. The graphics are less than impressive but the lines are very cool with the birds Nico and Pedro (voiced by Jamie Foxx and Will.I.Am respectively) stealing the scenes from the main protagonist.

I especially love the parade part and the bulldog. I think that was the best part of the film. Other than that, the film failed to deliver from its promising trailer.
Oh, the soundtrack was really good by the way which maybe the saving grace of the film.

I’ll give it a 5/10 rating.

Director: Carlos Saldanha

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Will.I.Am, Jamie Foxx