Hey there ladies and gentelnerds! Welcome to yet another, “Movie Review”.. Today’s movie?
“From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder.”
I love Disney! Animation, live action. Doesn’t matter. I love it! But Disney Animation always wins out. Honestly, I wasn’t over the hill when Zootopia was first announced a while back. Then the teaser came out. I was like, this actually looks like fun. But still not, i really wanna see it! Then.. FLASH!
I fell in love with that darn Sloth!
That being said. I recently had the opportunity to watch “ZOOTOPIA”.
STORY: The story itself is a very uplifting one. Very heartfelt. Judy Hopps is a young farm girl who sets her sights on moving to the great city of Zootopia and becoming a Police Officer. Even her parents try and talk her down in hopes of preventing her from any disappointment in case things don’t work out. She does however train struggle and succeed in her dream and becomes the first Rabbit officer. Immediately looked down upon, she is put to work as a Meter Maid. It’s then, she meets Nick Wilde, a smooth talking con artist Fox. Soon, they find themselves, “Paws” Deep ( see what I did there) in a strange mystery that threatens the very foundation of Zootopia.
The Movies message is very clear. Don’t judge others by, what they are, or where they come from. Have faith in yourself. And never give up on your dreams. And don’t be afraid to trust and try new things. It’s a Great message and lesson to be learned by the next generation.
CHARACTERS: Judy and Nick are the real standouts! Beautifully developed and acted throughout. The supporting cast of characters are also nice, and fun to watch. Many of them very stereotypical for the roles they were made for. Not a bad thing.. But they don’t bring anything special to the story. Mainly Adris Elba’s Police Chief.. (His name escapes me at the moment.. But he’s an OX!) Very Stereotypical angry boss type character.
THE NEGATIVES: The overall message of the film, kind of.. Took over the story.. So much so, that the answer to the mystery towards the end is placed there like.. Very conveniently. Like they got so caught up in the message, they forgot they had to wrap the story up. The, “EURIKA” moment, was waisted in my opinion. I was like, well.. Ain’t that convenient! It could have been handled differently. Finally.. As an adult I am aware of more things and… The Racism undertones of the story.. Was noticeable! Not a knock on the movie.. Just very noticeable for me.
OVERALL: LOVED IT! I recommend this movie to EVERYONE!! Families, singles, really.. Everybody should go see it. DISNEY’S Animation Studio (without Pixar) is producing some really good quality stuff, for everyone to enjoy! I give ZOOTOPIA a score of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 7/10.
“DISNEY’S: ZOOTOPIA” Opens nationwide MARCH 4th. GO SEE IT!
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