Friday, 11 March 2016

Guest Review - Zootopia

Zootopia, the latest animation from Disney has broken its own opening record with rave reviews from both professional movie critics as well as the audience, young and old. I've just came back from the theatre and I am 100% agreeable with what my friend, Ben, has to say about the movie.    

It's an animation with tons of animals, behaving exactly like human beings revolving around the themes of stereotyping, dreams, betrayal and forgiveness.

In any case, let's see how bad is it, in the words of my friend, Ben : 

Zootopia is a awesome cartoon for the kids and the adults. While the kids are bedazzled by the colorful talking animals, adults get a treat on a movie about racial discrimination, gender discrimination, stereotyping and chasing after one's dream.

Zootopia is set in a make-believe world where human doesn't exist, while animals are anthropomorphic. Young Judy Hoops was a rookie cop, who not only a female in an all-male environment, she was also the first bunny which was presumed to be unsuitable for the job. Striving to prove herself, she had 48 hours to solve a case of missing animal and had to team up with rabbit's natural enemy, a sly fox named Nick Wilde.

I must say I am wow-ed by this movie, definitely one of the best cartoon in the recent years. Hard to tackle topics were presented by never preachy. There were many adults jokes in it (rabbits are good at multiplying to the sarcastic remarks that the police chef is good at motivational posters) and even the widely publicized sloths’ scene suit the adults better as we would understand the animal’s characteristics better than kids.

One central theme ran throughout the movie was the issue of tags or labels. Even Judy’s parents believed that as a bunny, she was more suitable as a farmer than a police officer. Fox Nick wasn’t spared in this animal utopia when his status as fox was forever regarded as a cunning and sly person.

The voice acting was top notch with the CGI effects smooth. The plot flowed efficiently never overly draggy even when there were plenty of serious sub plots such as drug abuse and child bully involved.

4.5 out of 5 stars. Must-Watch

Have you watched the movie? What is your review?


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