I was a bit underwhelmed with Rio‘s preview trailers–none of them enticed me to want to see this movie–they were vague and well…not funny. But I have to say I am glad I went to see it! It was a cute, family friendly story.
The animation was well done with beautiful vistas, the music was catchy and fun (except for one truly horrible rap attempt by an evil Cockatoo)–and the talented voice cast helped raise the entertainment factor. Yet, Rio is solely a kids movie–with plenty of sight gags and sweet moments, but not enough heart to rank it among the elite animation greats.
You will not regret your time spent in Rio, but you will not walk away with anything to special to treasure–except maybe for some samba beats!