Jungle life explodes, dazzling us with its grand style in “RIO 2″.
We gyrate to the rhythm of Bossa Nova and samba to the beat in this hilarious-happy family movie, where the lead cast from the original returns to entertain and enthrall us with festive music, songs and dances.
As a quick flip-through, BLU, JEWEL (our rare blue macaw birds) and their three mischievous kids are hurtled from city life, smack into the Amazon wilds, to face and tackle unexpected dangers of the most foul.
Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway) and brood are happily settled in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Our story begins when Blu’s former owner, Linda (Leslie Mann) and her husband, Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro) make a startling discovery, that the rare species of the blue macaws are in reality, not really endangered after all.
The colony of blue macaws can be found deep in the Amazon wildiness.
The jungle-bred Jewel is homesick and when she learns about the discovery, she persuages Blu that the family should take off to the Amazon rain forests to join their kind.
This is where the fun … oops … danger begins.
One of the principal dangers is to defend their habitat against illegal loggers, something which they are unprepared for.
Beautiful animation, brilliant colors, lively songs and dances, all baked within a simple plot.
This bird brained sequel has star vocal performances from JESSE EISENBERG, ANNE HARTHAWAY, BRUNO MARS right down to veterans ANDY GARCIA and RITA MORENO.
This one is worth a watch for its intrinsic entertainment value.