Rio 2
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It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they're joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) Fox
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"It'll keep the kids content for a couple of hours, though it's likely to bore the grown-ups."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"... a stylish but shallow follow-up lacking the freshness of an original that was mediocre in the first place."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The derivative Rio 2 is a riot of color with groovy music, but not a single original moment to its name."
‑ Alynda Wheat, People Magazine
"A frantic, family-friendly, musical adventure that's filled with familiar feathered friends."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"The musical moments, on the whole, stand out as the highlights of the film; Rio 2 becomes watchable when the flat characters shut up and sing."
‑ Alonso Duralde, The Wrap
"It's as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor."
‑ Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times
"All singing, all dancing, all color: Rio 2 is a modern, studio animation blockbuster spilling all over the place, rather than arching into the sky."
‑ Louis Black, Austin Chronicle
"There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok.""
‑ Dave White,
"bucks the usual law of diminishing sequel returns with a great story, even better new dangers, and a voice performance by Kristen Chenowith as Gabi, a lovesick poison dart frog that is destined to become a classic."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"Where the film excels ... in an even more pronounced way than the first film, is in the choreographed animation for the musical numbers."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"A marked decline in every way from an original that really couldn't afford it."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Rio was pretty generic to begin with, and the follow-up doesn't fly far from the nest...[it's the] vocally virtuosic amorous aria, 'Poisonous Love,' that is the picture's hands-down highlight."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Enjoyable music and traces of authentic Brazilian spirit provide reasonable compensation for Rio 2's derivative qualities and storytelling flaws (if only barely so)."
‑ Sandy Schaefer, ScreenRant
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