Saturday, April 30, 2011

Movie Review: Rio

Movie Review: Rio
Rating: G
Run Time: 90 mins

What it is about:
Blu is a domesticated Blue Macaw that can’t fly, from the Rio de Janeiro, as a baby bird he ends up in Minnesota as Linda’s pet. Blue also happens to be the last male Blue Macaw in existence, so Tulo asks Linda to bring Blu to Rio to mate with Jewel, the last female Blue Macaw in existence. Upon arriving in Rio, Blu and Jewel are stolen within 24 hours by bird smugglers. They are to be sold to the highest bidder. The movie fallows Blu and Jewel as they try to escape the smugglers, Blu is trying to get back to Linda and Jewel back to the rainforest.

What I thought about the movie:
It was cute! I decided to have some auntie time with my niece and decided to take my 3 year old niece to a movie, so I picked the only kids movie that I knew was out. (I usually don’t pay much attention to them) The movie was very colorful, it had some catchy songs. I liked the Latin vibe, since it does take place in Brazil during Carnival. There were some parts that I thought my niece might get scared of the “bad men” but she never did. And the movie seemed to hold the interest of an ADD 3 year old. The movie also was pretty funny, I found myself laughing quite a bit. I could tell there were some jokes that went over my nieces head, but she laughed anyway. J Overall I’d say it was an enjoyable movie.

Take the kiddies on a weekend afternoon.