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.
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