Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

Rio 2

Director: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, Bruno Mars, Jemaine Clement, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx, will.i.am

Some time after the events of Rio, Blue, Jewel and their three children travel to the Amazon where Jewel is reunited with her father. To call this animation sequel formulaic and mechanical is an understatement. It not only repeats the beats of the first movie but of all the movies that came before it. It transports the same cast of characters to the jungle where they have nothing to do because the song and dance numbers take so much time. Blu is once again out of his comfort zone, this time in the scary wilderness where he must try to beat his romantic rival and impress his grumpy father-in-law.