Sunday, March 6, 2016

Movie review: "Zootopia"

Even though we saw this movie on Friday and I'm a bit late with my review, I'll go ahead and post it for my blog's sake...so here it is!
Zootopia is another one of those Disney masterpieces that is bound to captivate all families and people of all ages.
The characters are cute, animation is spotless and the story..well..it's a bit complicated for younger kids but it still delivers a great message.
In Zootopia you can be "anything you want to be", and that's the core of the message in this movie, that there are no limits to what you set your mind to and anyone can make a difference if the heart desires it.
The story revolves around officer Hops, who is the first bunny cop and one that has her heart set on making a difference; she has always dreamed of being a good cop and teaching the bad guys a lesson. In her quest to fulfill her dream, she comes across Nick Wilde (a fox, voice by Jason Bateman), who helps her solve the mystery of predators becoming wild and threatening to disrupt the harmony in city of Zootopia.
Officer Hops is able to uncover the plot and catch the people behind it and her findings reveal corruption and abuse from the most unlikely suspects.  Like I mentioned above, I thought the story was a bit too complex for younger kids since it involves political corruption, self-driven revenge and other elements that I deem too "advanced" for kids under 8 or so, but the movie still manages to keep the kids entertained and interested in the story line.
There are so funny characters that help make the story even more appealing, like Flash the sloth, Gazelle the singer anda few others; who even though are not central to the story, they do add a fun touch and color to the movie.
I give this one a 3.5 out of 4 only because I thought the story could be simplified a bit, but we still loved it and would see it again! :)

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