Rio 2

Our latest edition of upcoming films featuring Sassy Animals Doing Things (click each link; they all lead to different animated critter movies) features the trailer for Rio 2, the sequel to the cutest depiction of smuggling ever depicted on film. Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three little bird-children are still living happily in their sanctuary, but life gets a little bit boring when you have wings and you can’t stretch them. So they decide to take a trip to the Amazon to spice things up. “We’re not people, we’re birds,” Jewel says to her husband. Could have fooled me, talking bird-wife who lives in a house.

Once in the mighty rainforest, they meet a host of new crazy macaws (like Jewel’s father), and attempt to reconnect with their roots. Even in animated bird form, Eisenberg still gets stuck playing the neurotic one who has a Very Bad Feeling About All Of This and needs to use a Swiss Army Knife as an extension of his claws. Note the bird who is there to make wacky remarks like “AMA-WHAAAT?” when they announce the gang is going to the Amazon, or “the Amazon is pop pop poppin!” South America has such a beautiful array of birds.

Like the original, Rio 2 is saturated by gorgeous colors and music that will keep it captivating after the dialogue stops poppin. Check out the trailer here:

Rio 2 is in theaters April 11, 2014.

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