Sunday, November 27, 2022

Rio 2 now playing at Coronado’s Village Theatre

Rio 2, sequel to 2011’s animated hit Rio, is an entertaining, if forgettable, romp through the Amazonian treetops. The films focuses on Blu and Jewel (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway), who were introduced in the first film as the last remaining blue Spix macaws in the world (a population that has grown by Blu and Jewel’s three children in the intervening period between the first and the second film). However, early in the film, a possible flock of other, previously unknown, Spix macaws is sighted, leading Blu, Jewel, and their kids to head deep into the Amazon in search of their potential family.

What follows is a sometimes silly and oftentimes musical adventure that reveals new (and old) friends, enemies, and adventures. The supporting cast is strong, especially Kristen Chenoweth as a poison-dart frog, Gabi, and brings plenty of laughs and fun musical numbers to the film.

The theatre was filled with kids ranging from preschoolers to upper elementary-aged, and all seemed to enjoy the film. A word of caution to parents of younger or sensitive kids, though: there were quite a few references made to death or dying in the film (mostly courtesy of the poison frog, naturally), and a few scary (or, at least, intense) scenes involving a dispute between avian researchers and illegal rainforest loggers.

Rio 2

Rated: G

Running time: 101 minutes

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Bruno Mars, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Mann,, Kristin Chenoweth

Check showtimes for Coronado’s Village Theatre here.


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is happy to call Coronado home and to have raised her children here. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, trying new restaurants, and just walking her dog around the "island." Have news to share? Send tips or story ideas to: [email protected]