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Animation Station # 4 Rio 2011 7 out of 10

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by , 09-15-2011 at 12:55 PM
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]Rio follows the adventures of Blu---(one of the last of his kind) . A Cerulean Parrot that is stolen from the jungle as a baby bird and exported out of the country as an exotic pet. He ends up falling off a truck in Minnesota and being raised as a domestic pet by young girl. Years later a researcher drops by the shop and convinces his owner to take him to Rio so that hopefully he can breed his a female of his kind.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]Well Blu and the female bird end up getting kidnapped--by some smugglers and their angry White Bird (the main villain of the film). They escape which is made more difficult by the fact Blu never learned to fly and along the way of trying to get back to his owner they have a bunch of colorful adventures along his several other birds and a slobbering Bulldog.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]The film was definitely colorful...Made by the same folks that did the Ice Age movies...this film for me lacked the level of humor of those movies with the exception of the cool Birds vs Monkeys fight scene. The action sequences were good especially through the Carnival parade near the end and the flying scenes. The film captured a lot of what you hear about Rio including its darker aspects such as pickpocketing and the slums outside of the beach hotels. I'm surprised that it didn't get a backlash for being so honest about the city in this politically correct world we live in.

The kids loved this picture...I felt it was missing that extra something that all the Pixar movies have--but still found it enjoyable

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