Quick Hit: Decent animated film that almost seems more directed at political adults than kids.
other Disney flicks (like the few there are to Frozen), but they won’t see the larger picture. For instance, my oldest son was bored within minutes, despite the array of colors and images flashing across the screen.
Other scenes were pretty intense for kids. I’m not saying that there can’t be scenes in kid’s flicks that aren’t intense – some of the best have them (Toy Story in Sid’s room for instance). But whereas that felt important and organic, there were scenes that felt like they were added simply for the fear factor. Younger kids aren’t ready for the scenes portrayed in this film. To backtrack a bit, I guess it is rated “PG”, but let’s be real – the American film association isn’t.
Let’s see, what else to say… the casting is good. I think Ginnifer Goodwin was perfect as Officer Judy Hopps, and Jason Bateman was the perfect casting for Nick Wilde (a big-city fox with the typical slyness you would expect – at least to start). They really sold the story with their voices, and carried it at times. Admirable mentions go to an under-used J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, and Nate Torrence for
their roles as well. With more of these characters, the film probably would have been even better.
outdated or just plain untrue. This is illustrated wonderfully with Nick’s background story (which hits about halfway through the film). It also shows that sometimes we react too strongly to things. What we really need to do is work together. People are people, no matter what. We should all take a lesson from Zootopia and treat each other accordingly.
Zootopia, for all it presents, problems and all, gets a B from me.
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"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"