Blu and his family journey to the Amazon.
" "Rio 2" is not what I would call Amazon prime, but it's got enough silly songs and daffy critters to keep the little ones happy. "
" An agreeable song-and-dance movie, a laugh here, a laugh there, pleasant but overly busy, for seemingly no real reason other than to throw a few more set pieces at the wall to see what sticks. "
" Even when it's coarse and calculating, this is an eager entertainment machine that will keep the kids satisfied. Just don't tell them that the Rio movies are musical comedies about an avian genocide. "
" It's as good as the first one and sure to please both the kiddies and adults with its two-tiered humor. "
" There are problems here ... but the characterisation is feisty and memorable, the song-and-dance sequences intricate and colourful, and it'll charm the socks off little people. "
" Those who enjoyed the adventures of Blu and Jewel and company in the first Rio are going to find the sequel an equally pleasing diversion. "
" We're grading on a sliding scale here. But if "Rio 2" is hardly Pixar quality, it's certainly better than the average animated sequel. "
" Where the film excels ... in an even more pronounced way than the first film, is in the choreographed animation for the musical numbers. "
" With so much going on, it's a wonder this kids' movie is only five minutes longer than the original. But for the music and brilliantly picturesque look, it's worth the 3-D ticket. "
" All in all, though, the movie feels at once too busy and too derivative. That's no easy feat, but it's also one sequel-makers probably shouldn't aspire to. "
" It'll keep the kids content for a couple of hours, though it's likely to bore the grown-ups. "
" It's like the last "Hobbit" movie - so much time passes between side plots that you have to jog the memory when a minor character appears again. Who's that toucan again? Is he a bad guy? "
" Rio 2 feels like biting down on a golf-ball-size bolus of Skittles while a youth counselor sitting backward in a chair fist-bumps you and shouts, "The environment is cool, brah!" "
" Rio 2 teems with colorful animated splendor and elaborate musical numbers, but its rambling, hectic, if good-hearted, story is for the birds. "
" The cinematic equivalent of attack by kaleidoscope, "Rio 2" sucks you in and whirls you around before spitting you out, exhausted. "
" The movie has one goal: to amuse the most children with the least amount of effort. "
" The movie's an acceptable, if tiring, baby sitter. "
" The musical moments, on the whole, stand out as the highlights of the film; Rio 2 becomes watchable when the flat characters shut up and sing. "
" The story flows, but not always freely, thanks to its manufactured feel. "
" Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. "
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