Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rio 2 - #Rio2Insiders Blu-ray/DVD Review

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Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as RIO 2 debuted on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 15. Just in time for summer vacation, this “hilarious family adventure” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) will samba its way into your home with exciting bonus features and extras everyone will enjoy. Projected to eclipse more than $490 million worldwide at the box office, the animated hit is the must-own family title of the season.

The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!

The RIO 2 Blu-ray™ and DVD brings everything you loved from the first Rio, but with even more laughs, excitement and music! Not only will kids get nearly an hour and a half of bonus features on the RIO 2 Blu-ray™, but they’ll also get their groove on with two downloadable bonus songs from the RIO 2 soundtrack: “I Will Survive” and “Poisonous Love,” both performed by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) and Nigel (Jemaine Clement). For even more fun, every Blu-ray™ comes with 15 exclusive levels for Angry Birds Rio™ and Music Machine Sing-Along and Dance-Along songs for a whole family party! There’s also Janelle MonĂ¡e’s “What is Love” lyric video, a deleted scene, character auditions and much more!

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. The only character I didn't care for was Nigel. He had an eerie arrogance and tone to him that didn't fit in with the movie. I wouldn't say that the film was uproaringly funny, but rather charming and cute. The musical selections for the movie were fitting. Having seen the first movie, Rio, I'd say this one was just as good and definitely a movie to watch.

Available only at Best Buy, you can buy your Rio 2 fan a limited edition lunchbox. It's an exclusive back to school item that features several Rio 2 characters on the front and sides.


mail4rosey said...

That lunch box is cool, and we're headed to town today with Best Buy on the list (I need a camera lens cover). I'm going to look for it!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love the lunch box!

I really enjoyed it, ordered on pre-sale through Amazon.