Thursday, July 17, 2014

Now Available to Own on DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray -- Rio 2 (Review)


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.



“A Total Blast” (Pete Hammond, Movieline)




The Blu-rayTM Comes with More Than an Hour of Special Features
Including 15 Exclusive Levels of ANGRY BIRDS RIO and Two Bonus Songs!

"Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as RIO 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 15. Just in time for summer vacation, this “hilarious family adventure” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) will samba its way into your home with exciting bonus features and extras everyone will enjoy. Projected to eclipse more than $490 million worldwide at the box office, the animated hit is the must-own family title of the season.

The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!

The RIO 2 Blu-ray™ and DVD brings everything you loved from the first Rio, but with even more laughs, excitement and music! Not only will kids get nearly an hour and a half of bonus features on the RIO 2 Blu-ray™, but they’ll also get their groove on with two downloadable bonus songs from the RIO 2 soundtrack: “I Will Survive” and “Poisonous Love,” both performed by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) and Nigel (Jemaine Clement). For even more fun, every Blu-ray™ comes with 15 exclusive levels for Angry Birds Rio™ and Music Machine Sing-Along and Dance-Along songs for a whole family party! There’s also Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” lyric video, a deleted scene, character auditions and much more!"

1: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Social Network, 2010
2: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Les Misérables, 2012

SPECIAL FEATURES Blu-ray™
Deleted Scene - Practice
Rio Refresher
Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil
The Bodybeats of the Barbatuques
How to Play the Barbatuques!
Rhythmic Rio
The Upbeat Uakti JamBehind The Scenes
Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
Music, Dance, Sing-Along Machine
Music Machine
"What Is Love"
"Ô Vida"
"Poisonous Love"
"Welcome Back"
"Beautiful Creatures"
"Don't Go Away"
"It's a Jungle Out Here"
"I Will Survive"
"Bola Viva"
"Batucada Family"
Dance-Along
"What Is Love"
"Ô Vida"
"Beautiful Creatures"
"It's a Jungle Out Here"
Sing-Along
"What Is Love"
"Welcome Back"
"Beautiful Creatures"
"Don't Go Away"
"It's a Jungle Out Here"
"I Will Survive"
You Be the Judge
Tapir Audition
Monkey Audition
Turtle Audition
"What is Love?" by Janelle Monáe
"I Will Survive" Multi-Language Sequence
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers

SPECIAL FEATURES DVD
Rio Refresher
Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
"What is Love?" by Janelle Monáe
"I Will Survive" Multi-Language Sequence
Still Gallery
Theatrical Trailers


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My Thoughts:

Planning a movie night with your family this weekend, or just looking for an excuse to get the kids all together and spend some great quality time together?  Then, why not consider picking up a copy of Rio 2, or renting it at a local rental kiosk.  We recently sat down to watch Rio 2 with the girls and had so much fun.  The girls couldn't get enough of the talking animals, and my husband and I found ourselves tapping our feet to the cute songs that are interspersed between the story, which in and of itself is great and full of laughs.

It wasn't until this past Christmas that our family was introduced to the original Rio movie. My nephew had brought the movie with him for us to watch, when he came to visit for the holidays.  Prior to his arrival, he couldn't stop talking about how great this movie was, and was surprised we hadn't seen it. But, he was going to fix that...and, that he did.  Since then, we have seen Rio countless times, and it has become an instant favorite with the girls.  Come on, what kid doesn't like watching animals talk on screen, especially when they are making jokes or going on fun-filled adventures.  

Even though we have already seen the first Rio movie, I can say that you can still enjoy Rio 2 without having seen the first one.  While watching the first one will introduce you to the characters and let you experience the cute song and dance similar to what you find in Rio 2, you can still sit down and enjoy a new adventure.  But, I am guessing that after seeing Rio 2, if you haven't seen the first movie, you will find yourself running to the store to pick up a copy, so that you can enjoy this with your family, and start a Rio movie collection.

Here is a quick trailer to give you a feel for what Rio 2 is about, in case you are one of the few who missed it in theaters or is not in the know about this movie...


Cute, huh?  You really do have to see the whole movie to appreciate this wonderful family friendly movie, that will have everyone laughing, smiling and glad they sat down together to watch the movie. :-)  My girls and I will be watching this again tomorrow, and probably on an upcoming car ride.  They aren't bored with it, and I have to say that I am not either.  :-)  And, prepare yourself to have your little ones singing songs like "I Will Survive" and "What is Love" as the birds in the movie make the songs so catchy that even little ones will be quick to get the words down pat and want to sing these popular dance songs wherever and whenever they want.  Just yesterday, Bella broke out in her emotional version of "I Will Survive" as they saw a clip from Rio 2 on YouTube, featuring this song. :-)

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Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

4 comments:

  1. This is a fun film. I really like the extras...all that music and dancing look great.

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  2. I cannot wait to see this movie we really loved the first one and this one should be good too.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  3. My son would love to see this movie.

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  4. Loved the 1st one, the 2nd one is even better. Very funny and cute movie, something the entire family can enjoy!

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