Newest Review: ... macaw left, named Jewel. The only trouble is that she is in Brazil. Blu, Linda and Tulio travel to Brazil with lots of adventures enc... more
Member Name: Hanash1984
Date: 04/12/11, updated on 04/12/11 (17 review reads)
Advantages: Vibrant, Colourful, Fun
Rio is an animated film released in 2011.
The film focuses on the life of Blu, a macaw who was smuggled into the country and ends up being found by Linda who brings him up in a mainly domesticated lifestyle.
The story takes off when Tulio, an expert in the bird species arrives and wants Blu to save the macaw species and mate with the only female macaw left, named Jewel. The only trouble is that she is in Brazil.
Blu, Linda and Tulio travel to Brazil with lots of adventures encountered on the way.
Smugglers attempt to steal Blu and it is at this point that we meet several other characters that become Blu's friends and who help each other to escape and to find Linda. There are also enemies that are introduced and try to interrupt their plans.
Throughout the film one gets drawn to the different personalities and emotions shown throughout the film, which I think is always a positive sign.
Linda clearly has strong feelings for Blu, who reciprocates the feelings, but who also realises from his encounter in Brazil that he is different to the other birds, in that he cannot fly. I found myself feeling for Blu and thankfully there is a happy ending.
There is lots of energy and vibrance in the film. It is very colourful which keeps one's attention and makes it interesting to watch. On the other hand, the contrast of the smugglers and the evil animals create a different outlook and brings a deeper, darker level to the film which one doesn't necessarily expect.
I found the film to be very entertaining, one of the better animations that have been released recently and is a great all round film for everyone!
Summary: A good animation!