"When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams."
The story is about Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a flightless Blue Macaw that is the only living bird of its kind until he met Jewel (Anne Hathaway) which he needs to breed upon in order to bring their specie out of extinction. Blu has been adopted and raised by Linda (Leslie Mann), a kind-hearted bookstore owner. Their quiet life got squashed by the veterinarian Tulio (Rodrigo Santoro), hence triggered their adventure to the grandest city in the world, Rio de Janeiro.
Rio is a family friendly movie. The bird references are fully detailed with a cartoony feel. The feathers on each specie of bird are rendered to look like its real. They made a fantastic job in this part. I also noticed that some type of birds referenced to the hit game, Angry Birds. I guess that explains why there have been an Rio Angry Bird game mash-up.
Rio de JAMeiro
The sound director of Rio made a very good job in selecting the movie's soundtrack. The selected songs are upbeat, catchy and are inspired by the country Brazil. I have thumped my fingers and feet to the beat many times during the movie. The voice acting also works really good.
Along Blu's and Jewel's journey to freedom, they met Pedro (will i am) a cardinal and Tweety bird look-a-like, Nico (Jamie Foxx) a canary with a slight reference to those at Angry Birds, and Rafael (George Lopez) a toucan bird. In order to free Blu and Jewel from the chains, they need to go and meet Luiz (Tracy Morgan), a happy bulldog. Their adventure to finding love and freedom is on a set of hilarious acts made by these awesome bunch.
Nigel and his crew of monkeys are the villains of the movie.
|Monkey See, Monkey Do|
The graphical details produced in this movie are top-notched. Like what you get on Ice Age, every texture are detailed. The animations are smooth, the backdrops are breath-taking and the implementation of 3D is very well done. The sights of Rio de Janeiro is very detailed, its just like it was real. There are wow factors in this movie especially during the flight sequences. The Carnaval Parade also brought a nice touch to the movie. Two-thumbs up with its presentation and graphical details.
It is one of those movies that will keep you laughing and appalled. 3D viewing is a must in order to experience the beautiful sceneries this movie offer. The sound selection is great. The voice acting gave life to everyone. A must watch movie of the year. Experience Rio in 3D and you will not be disappointed.
|Rio is a happy place|
+ Amazing details
+ Breathtaking sceneries
+ Good story
+ Great soundtrack
|Verdict: 4.30/5 Popcorns|