From the largest elephant to the smallest shrew, the city of Zootopia is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman), a wily fox who makes her job even harder. (c)
Disney did it again with producing another great and fun-filled movie which caters not only to kids but to the general public. Zootopia is a kind of movie that is pleasing to watch, engaging, effective and interesting. I love the details they put and the efforts they poured into making this flick. It is very relevant and timely when diversity (may it be cultural, color, race, etc.) within ourselves are being put to test these past few months. The filmmakers know how to tell a story and impart life lessons & messages in a cool, simple and light manner… the way that even a child understands. I love how they perfectly use animals to metaphorically describe each characteristics, behavior and uniqueness of human/people in a society. They also managed to depict a place of such color & vibrance, somewhere which is perfect & full of dreams yet superficial once you see and experience the reality of it. This makes me realize that behind its facade, there are still some imperfection… somehow a very familiar circumstance of today’s norm. The voice cast was also spot on and effective to the point that I felt they really immerse and blended themselves into the characters. They’ve captured the right emotions to each scenes.
Although the movie is almost perfect, they still can’t get away with using the usual clichéd formula of an underdog who became The One who saves the day, I saw the same plot like The Lego Movie. So, I will give this flick 4.5 out of 5 stars. And ooh! They have some easter eggs here for Disney’s upcoming films like Moana. Watch for it!
Photo credits to Disney.