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Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine
Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine

Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music. Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are absolutely fabulous. "Rio 2's" music might even save the 3-D animated action-adventure about endangered South American blue macaws from the terrible 2s that affect so many sequels. The eclectic animal and human cast and respective star voices that "Rio" introduced in 2011 have all reconvened to continue the party. And the central troika responsible for "Rio's" progressive percussive sound...

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