Brad Wenzel Raves:
Zootopia is a Disney animated film about an alternate universe where mammals, both predators and prey, live together in a peaceful, advanced society. Zootopia is fun for the whole family, except your one Uncle. Do not invite him. I can’t stress this enough. He. Will. Ruin. It.
The nice thing about this film is that it doesn’t take a dark turn where the animals visit a zoo full of sad, naked humans. It was in the back of my mind the whole time, but no need to worry.
There’s a sassy polar bear. You gotta love that.
There’s a pretty racist fox in the beginning of the movie; he goes on to found a cable news network. Zing!
Brad Wenzel Scathes:
The protagonist voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin is a bunny named, Judy Hopps. Judy overcomes adversity to become Zootopia’s very first bunny police officer. She attends the Zootopia police academy and to my dismay does not befriend a parrot voiced by Michael Winslow that does funny sound effects. At minimum, Steve Guttenberg could have been like a hedgehog or something. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, Disney.
The overall theme of the movie is that anyone can be anything and the problems that come along with holding prejudices. If you’re racist, this movie ain’t for you. However, you do learn that animal stereotypes are totally fair game. Sloths be slooooow!
The worst part of the movie is when I had to go to the bathroom because I ate some sugar free jelly beans on Easter and they wreaked total havoc on my digestive system. I know it’s not Disney’s fault, but I missed the scene with Tommy Chong. My point is, don’t make the same mistake I made.
Only mammals. No birds. No reptiles. TYPICAL HOLLYWOOD.
Brad Wenzel Rates It: Five Stars?
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