Movie Pit: Rio 2

20 Apr 2014 by Brandon Pero, No Comments »

Welcome to the Movie Pit. Movie Pit is a weekly movie review on TDN. All ratings for Movie Pit are based on the website Rotten Tomatoes, the free movie review website which judges if something is a ripe tomato (above 60%) or a rotten tomato (under 60%).

The following paragraph is an excerpt from the Rotten Tomatoes website:

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 alsofeatures new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) Fox

Everyone around the world is excited that Rio 2 finally came out!!! Except for the critics, that is. On Rotten Tomatoes, Rio 2 received a 51%. Rafer Guzman from Newsday states, “The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort.” “It’ll keep the kids content for a couple of hours, though it’s likely to bore the grown-ups,” was said by Tirdad Derakhshani on the Philadelphia Inquirer. What a shame!! Another harsh comment came from Salt Lake Tribune’s Sean Means. He said, “Like a taxidermist’s turkey: overstuffed and lifeless.” Lastly, Neil Miller’s review on Film School Rejects says, “Rio 2 feels less like a new adventure and a lot like an excuse to do more of the same.”

These critics had less than nice things to say about Rio 2; however, there were other critics who would disagree with the previous ones. Bill Zwecker from Chicago Sun-Times said, “It’s as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor.” Rio 2 is, “A frantic, family-friendly, musical adventure that’s filled with familiar feathered friends,” according to Susan Granger on SSG Syndicate. Jeanne Kaplan claims, “‘Rio 2′ is a lively, colorful, amusing 3D computer-animated adventure,” in her review on Kaplan vs. Kaplan.

I look forward to seeing this movie and I hope others feel the same way. Now, for the first time ever on Movie Pit, here is the trailer for this movie!!!

Video found at: rotten

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