Rio 2

Rated 2.0

Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway) and Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), those rare blue macaws who lived happily ever after at the end of 2011's Rio, now have three kids, and the whole family takes off deep into the Amazon rain forest, where they find a large colony of other such birds (including Jewel's long-lost family). They also run afoul of a rapacious developer (Miguel Ferrer). The first movie was so utterly forgettable I had to look up my review to refresh my memory. I called it a “noisy animated foofaraw” and a “pathetically total misfire.” Nothing has changed—there are still no characters, story or good scenes—except that director Carlos Saldanha and his co-writer Don Rhymer seem to think we've been breathless for three years wondering what comes next. Which is pretty insulting, when you think about it.