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post #1 of 15 Old 07-08-2014, 02:16 AM - Thread Starter
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Rio 2

Watched Rio 2 today, it wasn't too bad but not as funny as the first. I expected a better sequel but it didn't cut it for me. I will wait for the blu ray ( my kids want it regardless ) and will watch again.

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We did the bluray last night. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The kids enjoyed it, especially all the different songs from the cast and talent show etc. I find the Blue character annoying, but over all, wasn't a bad sit being able to see how much a bunch of 8 year old girls enjoyed it and themselves.

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The first one garnered no desire from any of the family for a return to the player, which lead to the complete lack of desire for anyone here to see the new one. The comments above don't really do anything to help change that.

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Thanks for the reports. I might give this a rent at some point when I need a scope 3d fix, but sounds like I don't need to be in a rush!
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Thanks for the reports. I might give this a rent at some point when I need a scope 3d fix, but sounds like I don't need to be in a rush!
no rush Todd. Great for the kids!!

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We did the bluray last night. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The kids enjoyed it, especially all the different songs from the cast and talent show etc. I find the Blue character annoying, but over all, wasn't a bad sit being able to see how much a bunch of 8 year old girls enjoyed it and themselves.
What annoys me I didn't realise this was a getting an early release on blu ray in the U.S. I would of waited to purchase on blu ray instead of going to see this at the theatre which cost me $60+

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I watched this last night. I won't get on a soapbox to preach the merits of the movie itself, but I am prepared to preach the merits of the incredible PQ. This is some of the best animation I've ever seen, with insane clarity, mesmerizing details and texture, and glorious colors exploding from the screen. One example of all of these virtues is a small poison dart frog named Gabi; the producers of this character gave her unbelievable colors and the clarity is so sharp that you can't take your eyes off from her...she dominates most scenes that she is in with EYE CANDY galore! Add to this a host of other characters (birds, humans, and animals) that also feature amazing colors, details, and clarity, and you can't help but be impressed with this animated marvel.

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I watched this last night. I won't get on a soapbox to preach the merits of the movie itself, but I am prepared to preach the merits of the incredible PQ. This is some of the best animation I've ever seen, with insane clarity, mesmerizing details and texture, and glorious colors exploding from the screen. One example of all of these virtues is a small poison dart frog named Gabi; the producers of this character gave her unbelievable colors and the clarity is so sharp that you can't take your eyes off from her...she dominates most scenes that she is in with EYE CANDY galore! Add to this a host of other characters (birds, humans, and animals) that also feature amazing colors, details, and clarity, and you can't help but be impressed with this animated marvel.

So, even if one is turned off by the story-line, you will be thoroughly impress with the PQ (and the AQ isn't too shabby either) if you're a video aficionado.
Good point. The frog was very cool looking and I can't think of another animated character that was so vibrant. Her colors really popped!

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I watched this last night. I won't get on a soapbox to preach the merits of the movie itself, but I am prepared to preach the merits of the incredible PQ. This is some of the best animation I've ever seen, with insane clarity, mesmerizing details and texture, and glorious colors exploding from the screen. One example of all of these virtues is a small poison dart frog named Gabi; the producers of this character gave her unbelievable colors and the clarity is so sharp that you can't take your eyes off from her...she dominates most scenes that she is in with EYE CANDY galore! Add to this a host of other characters (birds, humans, and animals) that also feature amazing colors, details, and clarity, and you can't help but be impressed with this animated marvel.

So, even if one is turned off by the story-line, you will be thoroughly impress with the PQ (and the AQ isn't too shabby either) if you're a video aficionado.
Agreed. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. The music was better I thought and I liked that there were less humans in the movie. The animation and colors were brilliant but I expect Book of Life to pretty much mop the floor with it's robust color palette.


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Agreed. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. The music was better I thought and I liked that there were less humans in the movie. The animation and colors were brilliant but I expect Book of Life to pretty much mop the floor with it's robust color palette.

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I hope you're right about the upcoming Book of Life. It will be hard to beat Rio 2, Monsters University and The Smurfs 2 but it does look promising. The thing about Rio 2 was that the dazzling colors never let up....from the opening scene to the rolling of the credits. The Preview of Book of Life had a few shots where the colors were toned down.

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Agreed. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first. The music was better I thought and I liked that there were less humans in the movie. The animation and colors were brilliant but I expect Book of Life to pretty much mop the floor with it's robust color palette.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP01tEMzt40
Yeah, the trailer for Book of Life plays before Rio 2, also saw it at HTTYD 2, each time I would question if the kids would like it. Kind of a macabre look and tone. Characters dying, dead things on screen. Each time we see the trailer the kids are like I WANT TO SEE THIS!

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Don't leave out Guardians of Ga'Hoole that flick is gorgeous.
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Don't leave out Guardians of Ga'Hoole that flick is gorgeous.
I agree wholeheartedly! I reviewed this release (back in 2010) and nominated it (then) for the top-animated movie for PQ! Here's the review if you care to read it:

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Sorry, I was bored stiff with Rio 2 and don't even think I made it through the whole thing. I don't really care how pretty it looks if I can't stay awake
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Sorry, I was bored stiff with Rio 2 and don't even think I made it through the whole thing. I don't really care how pretty it looks if I can't stay awake
You must have been REALLY BORED if you don't even remember if you "made it through the whole thing."

I wasn't enamored with it, but I did find it *watchable*. And I happen to be one who can tolerate a movie if the PQ (and hopefully the AQ too) is really good. I LOVE EYE CANDY...that much!!
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