Film critic Heidy Morales stops by to discuss the mother-daughter relationship in Real Women Have Curves!
The appeal of Rio 2 to adults will be quite minimal since it’s designed and calculated to be the best possible babysitter for undiscriminating tykes who have never seen any movies outside of the first Rio.
We talk to Rio 2 director Carlos Saldanha about how the sequel came together, presenting ecological messages to children, the sounds and colour of Rio, and the creation of one of the most memorable character of the year that he thinks deserves a lot more credit (and rightfully so).
A movie like The Smurfs 2 exists for only four reasons (in order of importance): 1. Sell merchandise 2. Profit 3. Steady employment for all involved. 4. Be a bland enough babysitter so that when the film arrives on DVD parents will buy it in hopes of plunking their kid down in front of it for 90 minutes of peace and quiet.