Movie Review: Zootopia

Life’s a little bit messy. We all make mistakes. No matter what type of animal you are, change starts with you.

Zootopia is Disney’s latest animated feature film and it’s a lot smarter, bolder and funnier than expected.

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Officer Judy Hopps is a newly recruited police officer stationed in the sprawling city of Zootopia. Unfortunately being as the first bunny rabbit in police workforce is not an easy task as she is often stereotyped. However when an opportunity presented itself in a form of a missing animal case. Officer Judy Hopps volunteered to take the case in hopes to prove her doubters wrong as well as establish herself as a real cop.


The Good

Whenever Disney Animation brings out a new film, it’s guaranteed the animation would be top-notch and that’s exactly what we have here. The art and animation is beautiful and it’s gorgeous to look at. The city of Zootopia itself was lively and the way the city was set up to accompany the different ecosystems was done extremely well.

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The two leads, played by Ginnifer Goodwin as Judy Hopps and Jason Bateman as Nick Wilde, were likable. They played their parts perfectly and both had great moments through out the film. The unlikely partnership of a fox and rabbit was a treat to watch on screen.

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The biggest surprise however, was the underlying message within this movie. From racism, sexism, xenophobia to stereotyping one species after another, it tackled these issues extremely well. It was a mixture of subtle and clever approach to which kids may not notice it but adults will exactly know what the movie was talking about.

The jokes were funny, there was a lot of great laugh out loud moments and even jokes that would only appeal to adults and as pointed out, was cleverly done.


The Bad

The movie can be a little predictable at some point however this is such a minor issue. It’s not worth talking about.


Rating

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Zootopia is easily one of the best movies this year. Disney did an amazing job from the animation, characters, to the cleverly addressed social commentary, they did everything right. The jokes were hilarious from the sloth scene shown in the trailer to an incredible Godfather parody. It’s definitely worth checking out and it’s highly recommended to all families humans and animals alike.

Good Bad 4.8/5
  • City of Zootopia
  • Likable leads
  • Laugh Out Loud Moments
  • Beautiful Art and Animation
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