From the creators of Ice Age comes the very funny and completely entertaining, “Rio – The Movie“.
My family loved this movie and didn’t want it to end. The gorgeous colors and samba music get you in the mood at the very beginning. We are introduced to a domesticated Blue Macaw, named Blu, and follow his journey as his returns to his native land, Rio de Jaineiro.
The humor was just right for young and – ahem – “old”. Plenty of laugh out loud moments and good times with characters voiced by Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) Anne Hathaway (“The Princess Diaries”) Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”) and George Lopez. The music by Will.I.Am and Jamie Foxx gets you moving right from the start with a new tune “Hot Wings” then we get the classic Sergio Mendes groove “Mas Que Nada”. I was so ready for a Margarita!
Rio – The Movie is in 3D and they use the technology to full effect. It’s absolutely breathtaking when you are soaring on a hang glider, or trying to catch the confetti at Carnivale. But this movie would be just as wonderful without the 3D effect (it’s just a great bonus!).
(*disclosure: I was given the opportunity to attend a screening of this movie. The opinions are truthfully my own.*)