Rio 2 (2014)
The animated movies as of late have been hit or miss with me, with most of the trailers failing to capture my interest. But Rio 2!?...Yay! Not like we needed a Rio 2, since the first one was done so well, and a 2nd didn't seem necessary. But because I loved Rio so much...Yay anyway to this 2nd installment.
Although I enjoyed this movie, you could see that this 2nd installment was a push. The story for this movie was amped up, and is bigger and more over the top than the first. Not to say this is bad, but unfortunately it is obvious. However I still enjoyed all the new characters and the old ones alike. This installment had way more color and movement than the first, which is always more entertaining for the younger audiences. The choreographed music scenes were my favorite. During that musical blue macaw scene, I had to keep myself from getting up and busting a move...lol. That scene was so beautifully done. A few of my favorite new characters were Gabi (the poison frog) played wonderfully by Kristin Chenoweth, and Sangin (yeah I said sangin) Roberto played by Bruno Mars...wooooo! That boy can SANG!
I still stand by my first statement in saying that this movie wasn't necessary, but that doesn't mean you want to miss it, especially if you have kids. They will definitely enjoy it, and the kid at heart in you will too.