Captured by smugglers when he was just a hatchling, a macaw named Blu (Jesse Eisenberg) never learned to fly and lives a happily domesticated life in Minnesota with his human friend, Linda. Blu is thought to be the last of his kind, but when word comes that Jewel (Anne Hathaway), a lone female, lives in Rio de Janeiro, Blu and Linda go to meet her. Animal smugglers kidnap the Blu and Jewel, but the birds soon escape and begin an adventure back to freedom... and Linda.
MPAA Rating: G
I still do not grasp what 3D does to enhance the quality of a film but I saw it in 3D anyway. I thought Rio would be another childrens' movie about talking animals but it turned out to be a decent picture. The time passed well and the story kept me interested. There were a lot of witty one-liners but some were more suited for the older audience. Nevertheless it was a great animated film with lively characters and a feel-good story. 3 out of 4 stars.