Welcome to the Zootopia review, I'm Taka. Decided to watch this film a few weeks ago on a Mon or Tues since those days are dead. I was waiting for this movie or Suicide Squad to appear on Amazon Instant Video. I don't have Netflix. The reason I watch this film is because I'm a big fan of 3D animated films.
It is about a little bunny girl named Judy Hopps whose dream is to be a cop in Zootopia. Oh yes, their world involves prey and predators living together with some issues. The movie paints it as a social take on race which we touch later in the review. For Judy, she and a fox named Nick Wilde make a partnership (started as a blackmail) to crack down a case of missing predators where they stumbled on a controversy which leads to big things in the city.
It's a pretty plot driven story with a charming cast that get you to feel for them. Wow, Disney doesn't do films with these social takes on race and gender often. Usually, they are on receiving end for inaccurate takes on Pocohontas and Mulan. This one wasn't bad. Animation is pretty vibrant and fluid. There were some mistakes such as the donut scene with Officer Benjamin Clawhauser.
While the show embraces diversity, it's kind of weird for them to put stereotypes such as the Mafia, slow DMV with sloths. Speaking of the DMV, that killed the pacing of the film. It was funny, but it took too long. The film is pretty packed with its pacing due to being plot driven. I'm not too much of a fan of the music in this film. It struck me as unmemorable.
One of the things I had issues with the story was how they found the object that caused trouble in predators going berserk. There were no hint.
While this film is for children, there were adult jokes. I feel some of them weren't as subtle. They need to work on that.
Maybe, the show might have taken too much stuff to commentate for their plate on social issues: race, gender, drugs. You can even interpret this for public vs police. Because of this, it can be messy due to that there are so much you can do with anthropomorphic animals. I was confused with Judy Hopps and how bunnies can't be cops when we had other prey being police officers like Cheif Bogo the water buffalo. When I read reviews, it pointing out how women face issues in being cops. That made sense.
To wrap this up, I definitely recommend this film for you guys and gals who enjoy watching Pixar, Dream Works, and other 3D computer animated films.
Dream: Taka: Looks like you didn't click on the link in my last comment. You'll get the DIO nod when you click on it.
Jan 7, 2020 22:15:55 GMT
Master Menos: Dream: I've always been a PC guy anyways. (Yeah, that was funny!)
Jan 8, 2020 4:09:50 GMT
Master Menos: Sidebar updated! Taka: My turn to scratch your back, Taka. 2019 me got really messed up with the job. @_@
Jan 8, 2020 4:53:59 GMT
Taka: Thanks Master Menos! I'll work on finishing the Winter 2020 guide.
Jan 9, 2020 4:50:29 GMT
Dream: My second Funi poll is done. Titles I will be watching and reviewing will include Chobits, Samurai Champloo, Spice and Wolf, Gankutsuou, and Dance in the Vampire Bund. Will let folks know which one I start off tomorrow at some point.
Jan 11, 2020 5:39:30 GMT
Dream: First anime I will sample among the Funi titles is Chobits. As a heads up, the series on Funi's Youtube channel is missing the two recap episodes the series aired. Not that I'll be missing those however.
Jan 11, 2020 15:13:09 GMT
Dream: Wow, never knew Shinbo was Gil, Sousuke, and Domon. More you know.
Jan 11, 2020 17:52:00 GMT
Dream: Just completed Chobits. Will get a review up for it at some point this afternoon.
Jan 18, 2020 18:37:22 GMT
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT