December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

May 23, 2011

Rio (2011)

When it's over, there isn't much to remember about Rio, a story about a domesticated blue Macaw, named Blu, who gets stolen by thieves in Rio de Janiero and must find a way back to his owner, Linda.  Along the way, Blu meets some feathery friends who help him on his journey and help him to find the courage to fly for the very first time.  This film had a few good laughs, but falls short of being memorable compared to animated films such as Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon which were not only fun, but intelligent as well.  There were some catchy tunes for the kids and some jokes the adults can appreciate, but that's about all it had to offer.  It was a good " time-filler," and I think most kids would enjoy the comical humor.  Cast of voices include, Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, and Jamie Foxx.

My rating: 3 out of 5

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