Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review: Rio

Dir. Carlos Saldanha
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: G
Running Time: 96mins

Last month the animated film de jour was the bonkers and adventurous, yet rather family unfriendly Johnny Depp comedy Rango. The latest cartoon fare is from the makers of Ice Age and goes in the opposite direction, trying to be as child friendly as possible, perhaps to its detriment for the parents who will attend with their kids. Still, even if Carlos Saldanha’s Rio errs on the side of G-rated shenanigans and colourful jungle beats, it still provides enough excitement and unabashed joy that allows its brisk 90 minutes to drift on by in a haze of neon-coloured feathers and catchy tunes.

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