Bruno Mars in Rio 2: He Steals The Show! #Rio2

Even though we haven’t seen the first Rio Movie, I was excited to see a screening of Rio 2 because A.J.’s attention span finally lets him sit still for about an hour to walk a movie at home. So I rolled the dice, brought our friends Nicole & Alex along and headed to Atlantic Station for the show. Unfortunately, the attention spans of a three-and-a-half and four-year-old didn’t allow us to stay for the whole movie BUT I loved it nevertheless thanks to Bruno Mars in Rio 2 we will go back to a day time show to get a second look!

Bruno Mars plays Roberto, one of the endangered Blue Macaws in the Amazon. Anne Hathaway, Kristin Chenoweth, Will.I.Am, Andy Garcia and Jamie Foxx also lend their voices to the characters to the Rio 2 Movie that opened nation-wide April 11, 2014.

Bruno Mars Rio 2

Bruno’s character is flirtatious, funny and sings his beak off. Essentially, this character was not a stretch for him, but if was so fun to watch!

Atlanta’s screening at Atlantic Station was jam packed with celebrities like Janelle Monae and director Carlos Saldanha. But since I was wrangling two preschoolers with my friend Nicole, I only got a bit of the action including a photo with the Rio 2 dancers and a bit of their skills. Thank you Tiffany Powell Photography for taking this for me!

Bruno Mars in Rio 2: He Steals The Show!

Comment below: Do you have the Rio DVD? Are you going to see Rio 2? Do you think it’ll live up to the original Rio movie?

I’m also talking about Bruno Mars and Rio 2 with moms on the Mommy Talk Show Facebook page:

Disclosure: I received a complimentary tickets to the Rio 2 screening in Atlanta. No other compensation was received. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. I like Bruno Mars more and more every day! I love that he was a part of Rio 2, he is so awesome and the movie is adorable!

  2. My kids loved the first movie so I’m sure they’ll be wanting to line up to watch the second. Thanks for a little sneak peek.

  3. Test comment as myself.

  4. I am reading this at such a great time. As I read this, my husband and kids are at Rio2 while I am working on some writing. The entire family thoroughly enjoyed Rio. When they saw the preview and trailers for Rio2 everyone got excited and wanted to go. I cannot wait until we all meet up and I can show them this post.

  5. I just LOVE Bruno Mars. He was a great addition to Rio 2. I’ll be seeing it soon. 🙂

  6. Our whole family loved the first one, we won’t be missing the 2nd! Love Bruno Mars, something else to look forward to!!

  7. How fun! My 10 year old sister liked the first rio so I plan to watch rio 2 with her also 🙂

  8. We can’t wait to see this! I loved the first one.

  9. My daughter has expressed interests in seeing this movie. I might take her to see it. She didn’t get to go see Lion King with me. I loved the first Rio Movie. I am sure I will enjoy this one as well.

  10. rio2 is the sequel to the very fun animation and see all ages.