Light family entertainment and nothing more. Jesse Eisengerg's 'Blu' and Leslie Mann's "Linda" both well voice cast with pretty much underwhelming performances from the rest especially Anne Hathaway. Blu Sky's animation program outside the ice age franchise has yet to impress. Good for the little ones perhaps in its bright colours and music but would be a chore to watch a second time.
I loved the beautifully ornithological character animation and the bright colors. some of the jokes were clever but a lot of groaners as well (mostly voiced by will.i.am, who also performs a crappy song). ultimately too a.d.d. for me, instead of building up to a couple of big impressive set pieces there's a whole bunch of forced, antic little set pieces and equally forced character development.
Beautifully bright, this sweet animated entry from the Ice Age crew ties the simple story of two stolen blue macaws: Blu, humanised by his contact with humans; and Jewel, wildly aggressive after her placement in captivity to try and ensure the continuation of their species. Nicely voiced, the film features some nice set musical numbers that don't feel completely manufactured. It's pure fun.
Certainly, "Rio" — is not a bad cartoon film: it has its own charm, some characters force to smile, and exotic birds are so beautiful. Good music, priceless pudgy little bird, monkeys-kleptomaniacs, fiery rhythms of samba and some truly remarkable and surprising dramatic moments. But all these advantages are combined with the primitive predictable plot, annoying protagonist's inability to fly... 2 Stars
Starting with a favourable point, the soundtrack has some good picks. Anyway it's a film with a weak screenplay that doesn't take the most of what is beautiful in the brazilian culture, or at least does a sad approach on it. The graphics are amazing but the fuss that is made turns much of the scenes ridiculous. Is it possible to make remarkable animated films about animals nowadays?