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Movie Review: Rio 2

Don’t say we never do anything for you. Chris and Beau actually roused themselves early on a Saturday morning (!) to go see the latest factory product ground out by Blue Sky Studios, a sequel to 2011’s hit film (sigh), Rio. When you make almost 500 million, you’ve pretty much GOT to make another film these days I suppose, and the better part of the whole gang from last time is along for the ride again in what I can only hope is ‘contractual obligation’.

Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway are back as the rare blue macaws, Blue and Jewel, who since we saw them in the previous film, have “gotten it on,” as it were, and produced three annoying offspring. Despite Blue’s protests, a trip to the Amazon rainforest gets complicated when it turns out Jewel’s whole family, who she presumed were dead, actually live there and don’t really care for the domesticated Blue all that much. Add to that evil loggers, a revenge driven cockatoo (Jemaine Clement), a host of other subplots, and you’ve got Rio 2. Such as it is.

Join Beau and Chris (with Ashley and JC along just for the hell of it) as they decode the mysteries of the rainforest. Or something. Whatever. They’re in pain and you love it so listen.