Movie Review: Rio Movie Review: Rio

Ahmad Ajmal | Class IX-C | F-11/4

Rio is an extraordinary story about overcoming fears and making true friends, regardless of what they look like or how they fit in. The movie is set in the amazing Rio de Janeiro.The colours are vibrant, characters are funny and the story is interesting. It pays homage to Director Carlos Saldanha's home country.

The Plot:

Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) is a rare macaw, a breed that is almost instinct. He has lived all his life in Minnesota with his doting owner and best friend, Linda. When a scientist asks the two to come to Rio to mate Bluwith another macaw, Linda agrees and brings Blu to Rio to help save his species. Blu meets Jewel (Anne Hathaway), who is a feisty and independent bird longing to escape from her life in captivity.

The two go on an amazing adventure when they are stolen by a bird smuggler and his cockatoo, Nigel (Jermaine Clement). They must work together to escape and get back to where they belong, but first they must undo the chains that bind them together! Along the way, the two meet Rafael (George Lopez) who helps them find a way to break the cuffs and separate from each other.

The Good:

20thCentury Fox's animation team has done an incredible job of recreating the Brazilian city, Rio and has taken the movie to a whole new level.

The music is equally entertaining and fascinating. Musicians William and Jamie Foxx have done a great job of performing many of the songs.

The Bad:

Although the 3D effects are good, they didn't really do anything to augment the film. The 3D effects in Rio aren'tparticularly amazing anyway - it is simply overkill for this otherwise great film.

Overall, it's nice to see such positive representation of Brazil with focus on Rio's rich culture. The scenes of Carnival are just breath-taking and the movie is fun for the whole family from start to finish.
Book Review: The Tale of Yah-Boo Book Review: The Tale of Yah-Boo

Laiba Aurangzeb | KG | Primary Branch, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi

The name of the book is The Tale of Yah-Boo. The author is Enid Blyton and the illustrator is Martine-Blaney. The story is about a goblin called Yah-Boo who was very rude. He had no manners and if he didn't liked someone he would call him bad names.

One day the goblin wore a new dress and went out. He showed the dress to everyone. Suddenly, Yah-Boo saw a beggar and started called him rude names. The beggar was actually an enchanter who had disguised himself as a beggar to collect kind words from people for his spell.

The enchanter got angry and whispered to the wind to follow Yah-Boo, say his name and tell him things he does not want to listen. The wind whispered his name several times. The wind told Yah-Boo in front of everyone that he had a hole in his vest, he hadn't cleaned his ears and he forgot to feed his cat and canary.

At last Yah-Boo got tired and he left his home. He went to his aunt's house. The wind warned Yah-Boo to be good otherwise it would come back.

The best character was Mr. Twinkle because he ended his friendship with Yah-Boo because he had no manners.

The message of this story is that you should have good manners and you should always speak the truth.
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