Rio 2 finds our hero Blue (Jesse Eisenberg) living happily in Rio de Janeiro with his wife, Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three young chicks. But when an entire flock of their species, the endangered blue macaw, is discovered 2,000 miles away deep in the Amazon rainforest, Blue and company take off to investigate. What they find is that the rainforest macaws’ patriarch is actually Jewel’s long lost father, who’s leading the defense against encroaching loggers. Whether Blue can prove his worth to his disdainful new father-in-law and help offer an effective defense against the mounting threat may prove to be a staggering challenge for the formerly domesticated macaw.
Tom Huddleston of TimeOut writes, “Director Carlos Saldanha is all heart. Every movie he makes is stuffed with warmth, charm and simple but effective lessons about family, responsibility and friendship.”
Rating: G // Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy // Runtime: 1 hr. and 42 min. // Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement // Directed by: Carlos Saldanha // Screenplay by: Yoni Brenner // Story by: Don Rhymer and Carlos Saldanha // Produced by: Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios // Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Gkids