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Zootopia (spoiler free review)

05/20/2016 Leave a comment

Wow. I just saw Disney’s CGI movie Zootopia and damn it was good. I didn’t have high expectations but I didn’t have low either. I knew from the trailer and the fact that it’s Disney that it wasn’t going to be trash. But now that I’ve seen it I can say I loved it. It might be the best CGI movie I’ve ever seen. The best before this was definitely The Incredibles. Have to watch that one again to make up my mind. The best Disney movie and animated non-CGI movie to me is still Mulan though.

First, let’s get the stuff I didn’t like or understand out of the way first. These are very small things I noticed. For example, the cord for Judy’s headphones when laying on the table were way too short. Another animation related thing. The sloth’s mouths looked off to me. Was that done on purpose? They move slow and they speak with long pauses between words but they didn’t speak the words in slow motion. Still their mouth didn’t move with the words a lot so it looked like their mouths were just speakers. Something I didn’t like.

I really don’t understand what she meant with it being ok for bunnies to can call other bunnies cute but not for other animals to call bunnies cute… Can someone explain this to me?

Why did they not take pictures of the evidence in that one scene!? No excuse for them not to. It should be common sense to a police officer. The movie was dealing with recording of evidence the whole time. Just didn’t make sense to me. I guess she was just too confident.

And one big thing I didn’t like was how predictable a certain thing in one later scene was. They gave too much away before it happened and it didn’t come as a surprise and I was left out having the feeling of uncertainty.

WHY is Judy so small?! The main rabbit character. I think she was just too small in this, it just looked weird. But then again, there are much smaller animals around in this world. And I guess that makes sense when looking at the real world.

Speaking of the real world, not only does this movie have a social commentary on the real world and a strong message that I really like. But it gives it in another metaphorical way that I don’t think we’ve seen that often before. Also, what would the world have looked liked if there were no humans? Would another animal or several animals have evolved into something with human like intelligence? I’m very interested in this sort of thing. Maybe the question sounds stupid to the people who know much more about that sort of thing than me. But unlike other talking animal movies, this one  could have a somewhat logical explanation. While still being a cartoony fantasy movie. And at the same time it’s not set in a wonderland where only one specific and powerful villain is the source of all problems.

The length of this movie is perfect. It was over 1.5 h, not too long and not short like a lot of these movies. I wouldn’t complain if it was longer though. The pacing was perfect. The movie never goes too goofy or too crazy just because it’s a cartoony movie. It never goes cringe at any moment. It’s not even very cliché. At once scene I cried. A lot because I know that feeling. I loved the main characters, the fox and the rabbit , Nick and Judy. Especially Nick. (Seems like they should really be more than friends) Liked a lot of the other characters as well. The plot was interesting and not predictable. Shakira having a role was a nice tough as well. This movie I think is very balanced and can be enjoyed by so many people, kids and adults. And it could get a lot of people to think.

Oh and of course the animation is AMAZING.

flex_tablet_zootopia_selfie_c781d089They better make a sequel.

9/10

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