...genuinely wonderful, the visual effects are brilliant
So Disney’s newest spectacular Zootopia (Or Zootropolis, depending where you live!) has hit DVD now, so whilst it was at the cinema, I went along with my Disney loving girl friend to see the film.The film is based around a murder mystery sort of film, only cartoon, and without the murder. All predators and prey live together in the city of Zootopia. ‘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.’
So if you have seen the trailer, don’t try and guess what happens because, it’s quite hard, all the trailer look like they are advertising different films, and really over all, Zootopia is for sure advertising other films! The film is full of Easter eggs and digs at other films, both Disney and not. Of course in basic Disney fashion we have out hidden Mickeys and our links to popular films like Frozen. But never before did I expect to see such obvious picks at The God Father and Breaking Bad in an animated Disney film!
The film is genuinely wonderful, the visual effects are brilliant, and the story is a real good happy film, with lots of characters and memos that you shouldn’t judge someone by the way they look, or by the past, but instead give the person a chance. This is obviously why we love Disney as it feeds children with these ideas so they grow up happy. Having said that, one character in particular, throughout the film tries to give across the wrong message, he claims that he tried something once, but it didn’t work so he gave up, and if no one likes the person he’s trying to be he won’t. But it all turns around in the end.
The film however does have a jump scene! I know a jump scene in a Disney film! I jumped, so did my whole row in this very busy cinema. I mean this had better jump scenes than Annabelle! As well as this, the film didn’t really have a cry your eyes out Disney moment, like Olaf melting or Mufasa being trampled by a heard of horrible mean animals, but instead had a very lovey scene, I don’t mean sex! Lord no! Just the idea of two characters flirting with each other, seemed quite awkwardly placed in this Disney film.
My only other bad point would be that of course the film isn’t a real mystery, we are walked around the mystery with the characters, and have no chance to guess for the outcome of the mystery ourselves, but it is a Disney film, for children, so I can brush past that. I don’t mind.
Modern day Disney films are very different to the old classic Disney films with their 2D drawn characters, but that’s ok. The films are still full of bright colours, and great sound tracks, this film by the way, doesn’t have any major sing and dance numbers, apart from the credit song, and that doesn’t count! The films give off good messages, and I would never regret living my child hood and sitting in a cinema with a bunch of 5 years old, laughing with them! Because if there’s one thing we love about Disney, it’s that you can’t ever be too old, and should never be embarrassed that you love Disney films
The highlights in this film would be claiming the animals are all naked, and the clothed animals get a large shock, when in reality, we are used to naked animals, because Elephants don’t often wear police uniform. Secondly, one of the main characters in the film shouts at another in a very angry rant, and claims that ‘life isn’t an animated musical, so let it got’ which of course is a massive hint at every Disney film, especially Frozen.
Go watch this film!