Rio will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 2. Have you seen this movie yet? I have not, but I cannot wait. I don’t know what changes, but once you have a child, kids movies just seem to get better. Plus, you make better choices on what gets played in your home.
This is why I am excited to get this opportunity. Fox Home Entertainment has asked me to review this movie, and also to share with you about the Christian themes that can be found in it. I am excited to work with Fox Home Entertainment for this purpose.
Capturedas a young bird from the wild, Blu is a domesticated Spix Macaw living thousandsof miles away from his homeland, Brazil. When his human owner Linda discovers that he isthe last male of his kind, they head south to Rio de Janeiro to meet the onlyother female. But it’s far from love at first sight between the socially-awkward,flight-challenged Blu and the fiercely independent, high-flying female, Jewel. Shortlyafter Blu’s arrival, the two rare birds are captured by greedy animal smugglersand find themselves lost in the Brazilian rainforest. Unexpectedly throwntogether, they embark on a hilarious and clumsy adventure where they learnabout
When Blu is in Rio, though he is out of his element, his response to the situation gives us hope. He responds with sacrificial love, hope and faith. This movie will appeal to faith based audiences with its depictions of faith, “struggle”, and reconciliation.
Think Jam and Fox Home Entertainment has provided Discussion questions to go with the movie. This is perfect for your youth group, church class, or even your family dinner table. Discussions include:
Take Up Your Cross
Embracing the Struggle of Life
Download the entire PDF of discussion questions. Watch the movie and then go over the questions with your kids on August 2, 2011. You won’t be sorry!
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