Friday, July 22, 2011

RIO - DVD Review and Giveaway

DVD Synopsis:

Rio tells the story of Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), a Spix Macaw who is captured from his native homelands of Brazil at a young age to be domesticated thousands of miles away with his human owner, Linda.  Hiw new owner son discovers that he is the last male of  his kind, and with that, the two head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet Blu's new mate.  However, it is nowhere near close to love at first sight between the socially awkward, flight challenged Blu and the strong and independent extreme flying female Jewel (Anne Hathaway).  Shortly after Blu's arrival, greedy animal smugglers capture the two rare birds and t hey soon find themselves helplessly lost in the Brazilian rainforest.  Unexpectedly thrown together, they embark on a hysterical and endearing adventure where they learn about friendship, love, courage, and spreading ones wings to fly.  RIO comes to blu-ray and DVD on August 2nd. 

My Review:

Although this computer animated movie is geared towards kids, I found myself enjoying it as much as my children did.  There's a whole cast of characters to like and the colorful scenes were rich and engaging.  My favorite part was when the villian, a parrot named Nigel, had his own musical solo during one scene.  I wouldn't say that the film was uproaringly funny, but rather charming and cute.  The main chuckles I got were when the thieving marmosets pulled their antics.  The only character I didn't care for was the main bird smuggler.  He had an eerie arrogance and tone to him that didn't fit in with the movie.  The musical selections for the movie were fitting and almost made you wish you were in Rio yourself. 

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I received product for review from Thinkjam.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products.  Your opinions and results may differ.

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