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What to know: From the makers of the hit ICE AGE series, comes RIO, a comedy adventure about talking a walk on the wild side.
Recommended age 8-12
96 minutes
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This is a great movie that has a great storyline. The movie is about a blue macaw who is the last male of his kind. He travels with his owner Linda to Rio where the last female blue macaw lives. Some of the main characters in the movie are Blu, Jewel, and Rafael. Rafael is a toucan played by George Lopez.
One of the best lines in the movie is when Blu is trying to fly and Rafael, played by George Lopez, says, "Alright Blu, you're flying! Sort of. Not really." That is so funny. George Lopez has also played in another movie that I really loved called Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. He always knows how to get the audience laughing.
My favorite part of the movie is when Blu's owner Linda is waking up in the morning and is trying to turn her alarm off. When she thinks she has it off, all of a sudden she hears more loud noises and it turns out to be Blu!
Every movie has to have a bad guy and this movie is no exception. There are poachers that steal lots of different kinds of birds as well as their mean pet cockatoo Nigel who causes a lot of trouble throughout the movie. He also enlists the help of a group of monkeys that turn out to be no help to him at all. Another great part of the movie is when the birds and monkeys fight! It was a great action scene and of course the birds won.
I would recommend this movie for all ages because it's such a good movie. There aren't really any scary parts and I think all ages would like it.
Reviewed by eight-year-old Anthony Aranda, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic.
From the makers of the hit ICE AGE series, comes RIO, a comedy adventure about talking a walk on the wild side. Blue is a domesticated Macaw who never learned to fly, living a comfortable life with is owner and best friend, Linda, in the small town of Moose Lake, MN. Blu and Linda think he's the last of his kind, but when they learn about another Macaw who lives in Rio de Janeiro, they head to the faraway and exotic land to find Jewel, Blu's female counterpart. Not long after they arrive, Blue and Jewel are kidnapped by a group of bungling animal smugglers. With the help of street smart Jewel, and a group of wise=cracking and smooth-talking city birds, Blu escapes. With his friends by his side, Blue will have to find the courage to fly, thwart the kidnappers and return to Linda, the best friend a bird ever had.
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