|Formats:||U DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Rodrigo Santoro, Jake T. Austin, George Lopez|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Animated / Family Films|
|Run time:||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Nov 2011|
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Rio ReviewBy Heat123 (4 reviews) from Banbury , 23 Apr 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Rio centers around Blu, a Blue Macaw living in Minnesota who spends his time drinking hot chocolate and mashmallows. When a brazilian scientist arrives to his owners house, he is told that only one other of his species remians and they are flown to Rio de Janeiro to repopulate the species.
There was a massive amount of hype to this movie mainly thanks to the annoying orange adverts (and the two main cast members don't even voice the ones in the ad). anyway I wasn't expecting much from the film anyway, just a typical animated film with a stary cast (Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx and even Rapper Will.i.am). thats one of the problems with animated films nowadays, just have a predictable plot with famous people added with 'jokes for the kids and jokes for the adults'
The reason which makes Rio different to other Dreamworks/Sony/20th century fox animated films is the backdrop of Brazil and the music. I feel that these companys should broaden their range a bit but they are slowly doing so.
Overall, Rio is boring and predictable but is somewhat original in the music and animation departments.
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Birds of a feather flock together!By a customer , 25 May 2013There are such vibrant colours and lovely music in this film about Blue, the Macaw, who journeys to Rio to meet up with the only surviving Blue Macaw (Jewel) to save their species. However some evil double dealing men who make their business from stealing exotic birds have other ideas about the two birds. The story follows how the caring humans try to save them. A real feast for the eyes.
Doesn't fly so highBy RJNeb2 (934 reviews) from London , 16 May 2013Its nicely animated, full of bright sassy colours. Its got some fun characters and a game if overly qualified voice cast. It zips along at a quick pace and its got a killer song score from the legendary Sergio Mendes. But theres nothing particularly distinguished about Rio other than it being innocuous and a reasonably amusing way to pass an hour and a half. And try as they might (despite Jemaine Clements fine efforts), its almost impossible to turn a c*ckatoo into a mean villain.
ok family film.By buttonf1fan (1 review) , 29 Jan 2013not super exciting but ok. sort of a love story with an anti bird smuggling message. I've seen much worse films. be warned title music sticks in your head. mute it during opening credit/menus.
Rio, brilliant in every way!By MikeColman (11 reviews) , 23 Jan 2013This film is about a Blu, a Blue Macaw who lives with his human owner and enjoys the treats that normally he would never have even know about. A scientist arrives to tell his owner that he is rare species and that he has to go to Rio to breed and repopulate the species. This movie is by far one of the best animated movies that I have ever seen and trust me when I tell you that it is not a movie just for kids. This is a genuine family movie and can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone of any age. It is cast with a list of famous names that you will know and probably love and they can be easily recognized as to who they play in the film. Quite possibly the best thing about the film other than the brilliant story-line is the location the film is set, the colour and the music. Rio is exactly how you would expect it to be, full of colour people dancing on the streets and has stunning views and landmarks. The music in the film is brilliant also and works perfectly with all the other elements of the film. I am sure that this is a movie that you will watch again and again and not get bored. Your kids will be dancing around the tv to the music and you'll almost be tempted to join them!
Highly recommendedBy a customer , 10 Oct 2012Great film, good for all the family. Kept everyone entertained from start to finish. Fabulous animation and enjoyed the music.