Monday, August 29, 2011

Rio: A Heartfelt Story of Self Discovery and Love

By: Da'Mon Guy

     Rio is a heartwarming, charismatic, family-friendly convergence of genres. This enjoyable extravaganza is a sweet love story embedded within a kid’s animated feature. The movie is highlighted by an all-star voice cast, featuring the likes of Jessie Eisenberg (Valentine's Day), Will I Am (X:Men Origins: Wolverine), Tracy Morgan (Cop Out), and Jamie Foxx (Horrible Bosses).

     Rio is a humorous, multifaceted animated feature with universal appeal. It tells the story of the last male Macaw who has been domesticated and then becomes an unlikely hero as he finds true love and his own identity. Blue (Eisenberg), the last male Macaw, travels to Rio to meet and procreate with Jewel (Hathaway), a female Macaw in captivity. Blue, a flightless bird, who has been raised by his human friend Lisa. He lives a very sheltered life in Minnesota. The two birds have a contrast of perceptions about humans: Blue is trusting of humans because of his relationship with Lisa and Jewel is extremely distrusting of them because of her time in the wild and terrible experiences with humans.

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