My first shot at an animated feature review, hopefully this'll enlighten you as to whether you want to give the film a look. The review contains spoilers. I'd appreciate any feedback to help me get better. :)
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Being someone who never saw the first Rio, I wasn't sure what to expect from Blue Sky Studios latest film. Sure I enjoyed some of the Ice Age movies, but even then none of those films had a very strong script. And boy does this show here in Rio 2.
After the events of the first film, our two blue macaws Blu and Jewel have started a family, living in Rio de Janeiro. After discovering from television that there is possibly a whole flock of blue macaws somewhere in Amazon, the family decides to help Blu's former ornithologist owners Linda and Tulio to find this flock. The family and their old friends who join their trip manage to find the macaws and the rest of the film is about Blu, the former city bird, trying to get used to living in the jungle. Will he succeed? Will there be a whole slew of new side characters? Is the story going to be lazily written?
Like with most Blue Sky Studios movies, the biggest problem with the movie is it's lacking, almost rushed script. The story felt predictable and old: every scene I was taking guesses of what the characters are going to say to one another and how they are going to act to each other in different circumstances. Now with characters that are three-dimensional this wouldn't be a bad thing, but almost all of the new characters are horribly one-dimensional: Jewel's lost father is your typical overprotective dad, her old childhood friend is a romantic false lead and nothing else, a flock of parrots that live next to macaws act like jerks for the sake of having jerks in the film and the villain of the film is a greedy businessman who just wants to have money. Who cares about the birds and trees, when you can just work on your business....
Smoulder and Whyboy Unleash a Can as they take a look at one of the most Famous Scooby-Doo flops; Scooby-Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed. ENJOY
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