Written April 16, 2011
I can't write enough good things about this movie, it was sweet, it was laugh out loud funny and it had shake your booty, dance in your chair, bob your head to the beat music that makes me want to download the whole soundtrack!
The movie had a very natural feel to it, the humor was right on and not forced laughs and everyone will get something different out of the jokes without cringing in embarrassment and hoping your kid didn't understand that (if you're a parent you know what I'm talking about!) So much fun! Really thinking about going to watch it again, enjoy!
Written June 18, 2011
The movie was very good for a family movie! The voice acting was very good, and fit all of the characters perfectly. Some scenes were pretty funny, but are sometimes not suitable for children. The supporting characters were actually a bit of a drawback... Some of them, like George Lopez's character, you just wanted to tell it to just be quite and stop talking, while the some main characters, like Jessie's, were rather pathetic. The plot was actually okay, but lacked much to give for the adults, leaving them a bit bored and tired. The musical scores were very good... even if it had will.i.am. Thought it blended well with some scenes. The ending was paced too fast for my taste. Will there be a sequel? I hope not... Another sequel would actually ruin the magic for the first one. Worth the watch. ;)
Written April 16, 2011
This one, I'll keep short.
Blue Sky has now also discovered there is no secret ingredient.
This is arguably the best movie from that studio to date. It's got superb animation, great story structure, lead character design (though they overuse one particular supporting character model), and set design. I was surprised how much the movie represents the real Rio De Janeiro, which is a city of beauty, partying, crime, and slums. It's all in there, and I really respect them even more for that.
Go see it!
Written December 02, 2011
Cute family movie with a great moral, go see it!
Written April 21, 2011
I find it humorous that Jessie Eisenberg went from being Mark Zuckerburg to an animated talking blue macaw. In The Social Network, he plays a confident, no-nonsense character. In Rio, he plays the opposite, and he nails it. I found that I enjoyed both Rio and Rango in their own special ways. In Rango, my adult side that liked gritty tales, witty banter, and cracks that fly over the kids heads was satisfied. In Rio, my inner child that liked vibrant colors, euphoric adventure, and adorable characters in both charming scenes and action sequences was given its fill. I enjoyed it almost as much, if not as much, as I did Rango. Humor-wise, I chuckled a few times around the beginning, but it wasn't until Tracy Morgan's Luis character showed up that I released a few honest laughs. The entire thing plays out like a shot of manic energy right up until the ending. Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2 seem to have some competition this year.