Jesus Figueroa is an Arts Editor for East Los Angeles College and contributor to iwatchmike.com. Figueroa recently launched his own site, thisfunktional.com, that focus on the arts and entertainment with insight and delightful commentary. Follow him on Twitter @thisfunktional.
The colorful world of Rio Di Janeiro brings exciting celebrations. No celebration is more know than Carnival. Carnival attracts many people world wide and can bring people from all corners of the world. Along with the excitement and glamour that comes along with Carnival comes an underhanded side of Rio Di Janeiro that can get masked by all the colorful celebration. With an country that’s not as well off as others, Brazil, has a side to it that lies under the surface.
The film is completely adorable. Both macaws have their conflicting attitudes and bicker like an old married couple. It’s like they have been together for much too long. The emotion is definitely there but they way they express it towards each other comes through a bit on the aggressive side. Will.I.Am is one of the most interesting colorful characters in the film as Pedro and paired up along side Jaime Foxx as Nico the duo are spectacular and hilarious. Although they probably steal every scene their characters are in. The entire film is colorful, so colorful. It’s intense and quite bright. Even the night in this animated film seems too colorful to be dark. Linda, the librarian or nerd of the story seems to transform with just the change of outfit. Even though she always quite perky and cute for an animated character, she changes outfits and becomes a totally different character. At the end of the day, Rio is a delight from start to finish.
Next week, Online Editor of the East Los Angeles College Erik Luna will come in to cover the stopmotion feature that is as beautiful as it is terrifying to watch with Coraline.
Saturday, April 20th