Parents' Guide to

Rio 2

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Catchy music and just a few predators in fun sequel.

Movie G 2014 101 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+

amazing film

I loved this movie so much great film to be honest. The birds are so cool to be honest. Second movie was better to be honest. The bulldog named louis is amazing to be honest. Add rio 2 to hulu so i can watch it again to be honest. I first saw this when i was 5 and now 10 years later it still hits different to be honest. When blu learned how to fly i shed a tear to be honest.
age 2+

Great movie….

Ok Who ever made it is amazing we got to meet the actors and we totally do kind of like the movie and I think it ok we think the amazing bulk is a better than this but my kids love it And the are stuck in front of the tv watching it when I tell them to go out side but my husband bill wants them on the movie when I want them on the amazing bulk. My 9 year old son told his bus driver about the movie and he will make it a tradition but I don’t recommend it as a tradition but he totally does. . Also my nine-year-old son Marty his bus driver and his family and Marty getting together every Saturday to watch it. The bus driver totally recommends it and you should go check him out at linkedin.com Look up Jonathan Hendrix. So the movie is pretty good. The plot is amazing that’s why my kids love this movie. They listen to the music so much. Like is said its an ok movie so go watcher with your family. I want you to see the amazing bulk to they are both great. Thank you for reading this review. I want you to watch this movie called rio2.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (27 ):

Director Carlos Saldanha continues his visual love letter to his home country of Brazil with a second adventure exploring the natural beauty of his native land. The plot of Rio 2 may not be as thorough or exciting as the original, but moving the adventure to the Amazon adds even more colors and animals to a franchise that differentiated itself with its detail to landscapes and location. And thanks to spectacular singers like Mars, Kristin Chenoweth (as Gabi the hilarious poisonous frog), and Janelle Monae joining will.i.am, Clement, and Hathaway, the music is once again fabulously memorable.

Rio's "fish out of water" plot line for Blu already felt played out by the time the original movie was over, so it's a bit of a drag to see him still struggling to fit in with his wild(er) mate Jewel's idea of home. And Fernando, the orphaned boy who played such a prominent role in the original, is only seen once in this installment. But even though it's not quite as singular as its predecessor, Rio 2 is still a fun and thoughtful sequel that will make families leave the theater happy and ready to samba, learn capoeira, and adopt a capybara.

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