A Rio lot of fun despite messy plot

A Rio lot of fun despite messy plot

RIO 2 (G)

Musical comedy/102 minutes/Opens today

Rating: 3.5/5

The story:

After meeting and falling in love in Rio (2011), blue macaws Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) and Jewel (Anne Hathaway), apparently the last of their species, are now raising a brood of chicks (Rachel Crow, Amandla Stenberg and Pierce Gagnon) in the comfortable domesticity of the Marvellous City.

When Blu's former owner, Linda (Leslie Mann), and her ornithologist husband, Tulio (Rodrigto Santoro), discover more of the birds' kind in the Amazon, Jewel decides her family must uproot and return to the wild.

Blu's feathered friends and organisers of the fowl version of Carnival - Nico (Jamie Foxx), Pedro (will.i.am) and Rafael (George Lopez) - tag along to scout for performers, winged or otherwise. Meanwhile, an old enemy, Nigel (Jemaine Clement) the cockatoo, resurfaces with a hunger for payback.


WHAT is home?

Is it where you were born? The place you grew up in? Where you live now?

This is the conundrum faced by Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), the avian protagonist of Blue Sky Studio's ninth feature film.

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