~I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider and received a copy of Rio 2 for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Rio 2 released last Tuesday on July 15th, just in case you haven’t had the chance to pick up a copy yet! The sequel to the Academy Award Nominee Rio is filled with amazing music woven with the sounds of Brazil. The Amazon comes to life in all of its bright and vivid majesty through the eyes of Blu and Jewel.
In Rio 2, Blu, Jewel and their family embark on a journey through the Amazon to find the other flock of Macaw’s. As they had originally thought they were the only ones left, this brings mixed feelings for both of them. Jewel is wondrously excited to take her family back to the rain forest where she had once grown up, but Blu has reservations as he is more human-like than wild bird.
While starting out on their journey, Nigel the cockatoo (their old enemy who survived the plane crash from Rio) sets his sights on destroying Blu. With the help of his obsessed little poison dart frog Gabi and the silent Anteater Charlie, they set off towards the Amazon as well.
While these two animal rivals are making their way, Linda and Tulio are also hunting for the flock of Macaw’s while also being watched by the illegal logging henchmen and their Big Boss.
Although things keep going horridly wrong in the beginning for mostly everyone, each person (or bird) finds the strength in themselves to be who they are and stand up for what they feel is right. It’s a very amusing family adventure filled with song, dance and a lot of love.
Rio 2 has a lot of Bonus Features, these include:
- Rio Refresher
- Deleted Scenes
- Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil
- Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
- Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
- Music, Dance, Sing-Along Machine
- You Be the Judge Auditions
- “What is Love” Lyric Video by Janelle Monae
- Still Gallery
- “Almost Home” Teaser Short
Rio 2 Blu-ray Combo also includes Free Angry Birds Rio with 15 Exclusive Levels and 2 Free Song Downloads!
Here’s a great way to share the joy of your family while watching Rio 2! You can help your children create their own family tree.
Plus, Best Buy is offering a great Back-to-School item exclusively – the Rio 2 Lunch Box! It’s a metal lunch box with the Rio 2 cover and various pictures of the Macaw family. My son absolutely loves his lunch box! We even printed out these Sticker/Label name tags to put his name on it.
With special star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Will.i.am, Janelle Monae and more – how could you resist this bright colorful story about finding where you belong and the importance of family.