Rio 2: What You Need To Know
Rio 2, the new animated adventure, takes us back to Brazil for a second helping and is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (August 4th). Here’s what you need to know about it…
What’s the plot?
Last time out, we were introduced to Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, who set off on a great adventure to Rio De Janeiro after meeting the fiercely independent Jewel. This time around, we’re off to the Amazon jungle, with Jewel determined to show Blu where she grew up. This means Blu must come face to face with his fearsome father-in-law, and, Nigel, a bird set on revenge…
Who’s in it?
Or more accurately, whose voices are in it. It’s a stellar cast, with the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jake T. Austin all lending their vocal chords to the piece.
Does it deliver?
As a fun, family-friendly, animated adventure, absolutely. It’s not up there with Toy Story or The Incredibles as a film that will cross over and have couples sitting down on a Friday night to watch it, but kids will still adore it.
Rio 2 is released on DVD and Blu-Ray on Monday (August 4th).