Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A Little Update + My opinion of Zootopia


A new semester started and I've been feeling tired. Like proper tired. The kind where I reach home and crash onto the bed immediately then only getting back up after an hour (or sometimes, hours) later. I don't understand why I'm this tired. It's not like I do anything extremely strenuous, it's just a whole bunch of walking and sitting.


On another note, I've watched Disney's Zootopia recently and OMG AM I IN LOVE WITH THAT MOVIE. The funny thing is this show wasn't even on my List of Movies I Want to Watch. I happened to see the trailer while I was watching another movie (it's Deadpool, in case you're wondering. Or not) which was on the List, and I knew I had to go watch it and BAM, here I am. I'm going to go ahead and call movies under my radar the List, just fyi.

Spoilers alert. Maybe.

First of all I love the graphics, that was what caught my attention. It was simply beautiful. Animation has really improved from the time when I was a child. I love the personality of the main characters, Judy and Nick, from the very beginning; the wit and sass in their dialogue and that smirk. You know what I'm talking about. It was entertaining and fun to watch them just interact with each other. The plot line was better than I expected actually.  It didn't take me completely by surprise, but the story overall was good. Another thing I really love was the details. Those details. The way Judy's nose twitches and the way the animators makes it a point for the characters to be as close to the real thing as possible. It was just great.

There's a lot going on with the themes as well, the stereotyping that happens in the film is happening in real life all around the world. We see how Nick, as a fox who's stereotyped as sly and cunning, wasn't trusted by people (or should I say animals since, you know, humans doesn't exist in their world) who don't even know him, like Judy's parents who make her take a fox repellent, just in case. And no matter how peaceful Zootopia was, predators are seen as people who can easily become savage and attack others. And how Judy who didn't think she would stereotype others but because of her surroundings, she unconsciously does it as well. Like in the speech she given for cracking the case, and how she always brings the fox repellent around with her in the end. There's also the "try everything" message (great song by the way) where it encourages you to be whoever you want to be, as far-fetched or impossible it may seem.

You see now how much I love this movie? I give it a solid 5 out of 5 stars, in my opinion.

"It's called a hustle, sweetheart."
  - Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde, Zootopia.