Rio is about this one particular baby blue macaw who was learning courageously how to fly but was snatched by poachers. During his trip to a pet store in Minnesota by a stroke of luck his cage fell off the truck leaving him on a side of the road on the snowy street. He was found by Linda who named him "Blu" and became his best and only friend. They grew up together as companions, always together, going to parties or any events in Linda's school. Due to the fact that he was being pampered up to his adulthood he never learned to fly. The story begins when a peculiar ornithologist (Julio) who went all the way to Minnesota to examine Blu and informed Linda that he was the last of his kind. He wanted Blu to mate with the only female bird of the same species named Jewel but she was in Rio de Jainero, Brazil. He offered to take Blu and Linda back to Brazil to save his species but Linda refused. She, however, changed her mind and went to Rio. Blu was introduced to Jewel who was trying to escape. She didn't know Blu so things got complicated in during her attempt to escape from captivity. The first time she saw Blu she tried to clobber him to death. Things even got worst, when they were snatched by another group of poachers who tried to sell them in the black market. They were chained together and eventually escaped. Since Blu can't fly and Jewel did not know this she tried to escape by flying and it turned into a disaster. The story becomes interesting with their escape where they meet new friends and allies and their encounter with a number of villains in the form of a pet cockatoo of the poachers and his cohorts of monkeys. The chase takes them all over Rio and to the famous carnival.
Overall the movie is very entertaining and will definitely be enjoyed by all age groups young and old. If you love Samba you will also enjoy some of the songs sang by the cast themselves. The film is a mix of adventure, thrills, romance, musical and comedy. There were a number of very funny scenes that will surely make you laugh. The gags of the film were also exceptionally good, especially the glider scene it was brilliantly made. The verdict is 4.5 out 5.0 the music, the story and the 3D animation contributed to making this movie come to life.