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Rio 2 (2014)

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It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled from Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets his father-in-law.

Director:

Carlos Saldanha

Writers:

Don Rhymer (screenplay by), Carlos Kotkin (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake T. Austin ... Fernando (voice)
Carlinhos Brown ... Audition Bird (voice)
Kristin Chenoweth ... Gabi (voice)
Jemaine Clement ... Nigel (voice)
Jim Conroy ... Capoeira Turtle (voice)
Rachel Crow ... Carla (voice)
Bernardo De Paula ... Carnival Barker / Blue Sentry (voice)
Nola Donkin Nola Donkin ... Opera Bird (voice)
Jesse Eisenberg ... Blu (voice)
Miguel Ferrer ... Big Boss (voice)
Jamie Foxx ... Nico (voice)
Pierce Gagnon ... Tiago (voice)
Andy Garcia ... Eduardo (voice)
Jeffrey Garcia ... Spoonbill / Perl (voice)
Bebel Gilberto ... Eva (voice)
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Storyline

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. Written by TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX

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Trivia

The anteater Charlie was modeled and named after Charles Chaplin, notably for his mute mannerisms and signature bowler hat. See more »

Goofs

When Linda and Julio notice that their canoe is coming towards a waterfall, they act frightened and start back-paddling like crazy, when all they had to do was climb out of their canoe before it reached the waterfall. See more »

Quotes

Blu: [Stopping a digger by snatching away it's keys] I'll take those!
[the driver tries to snatch them back but falls]
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Crazy Credits

The 20th Century Fox fanfare that plays during the opening studio logo has a samba beat to it. See more »


Soundtracks

Bola Viva
Music by Carlinhos Brown and John Powell
Lyrics by Carlinhos Brown and Sergio Mendes
Performed by Carlinhos Brown
Produced by John Powell and Carlinhos Brown
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Meet the Parents with birds
13 April 2014 | by vistheindianSee all my reviews

Quickie Review:

Like the title of this review says, Rio 2 is basically an animated version of Meet the Parents (2000). Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) with a family of three kids, venture into the Amazon to find a flock of their own kind. Blu faces his father-in-law for the first time and must now prove his worth to him and the flock. Hollywood is filled with movies that repeat a general formula or idea. Even with a predictable story, Rio 2 does enough to keep your attention with beautiful animation and some memorable characters. Kids especially will have a lot of fun, but the adults are not left behind.

Full Review:

Rio 2 starts with Blu and Jewel living in the Blue Macaw reserve with their three kids. Blu and the kids feel completely at home living side by side with the humans, while Jewel longs to live out in the wild with her family. They soon find out that they are not the last of their kind, and there might be a whole flock in the Amazon. This provides the perfect opportunity for the family to reconnect with their roots. Once they arrive and find the flock, Jewel is reunited with her long lost father Eduardo (Andy Garcia). Blu must now prove to Eduardo that he is worthy of his respect and blessing, while preventing Roberto (Bruno Mars) from reigniting an old flame with Jewel. In the meantime, Nigel (Jemaine Clement) along with his new obsessed companion frog Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth), seeks revenge following the events of the previous movie.

The plot in itself is nothing special or unique. Here's a quick challenge for you: just by reading the synopsis, think what the beginning, the middle, the climax, and the end of this movie is going to be… Done? Well then, I don't know exactly who you are but I'm 99% sure you got it right. So yes the movie is predictable, and does fall into the trap of the many father-in-law subplot clichés. Still the movie is charming enough to not put you to sleep. It is clear that the movie is mostly targeted for the kids but there is still some humor for us adults, or the parents, or the baby sitter to enjoy.

Most of the cast have returned from the original, and they all play their parts well. However the stand outs for me has to be Nigel and newcomer Gabi. Every time they are on screen they put a smile on my face. Nigel is this over the top diva, who wants all the attention on himself because he truly believes he deserves it (well, I won't argue against it!). Gabi on the other hand is a poisonous frog that is deeply and helplessly in love with Nigel (think the popular "overly obsessed girlfriend" meme). She is also probably one of the cutest animated characters yet. These two play many of the scenes that the adults will enjoy as they dramatize popular songs and hilariously re-enact Shakespearean scenes from Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet.

In essence this movie serves the purpose of being entertaining. Rio 2 is a beautifully made animated movie with a satisfactory plot. There is nothing wrong with Rio 2, but there's not much great about it either. Kids will love this movie, and adults will not feel like they wasted their time.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Portuguese

Release Date:

11 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$103,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,327,869, 13 April 2014

Gross USA:

$131,538,435

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$498,781,117
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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