Zootopia – Film Review

Again another apology that this post is so late and that we haven’t been posting in a while but it’s that time of year again where both Eleanor and I have exams! I watched this film a few weekends ago, and I think is now one of my favourite Disney films as it was really funny, cute and a classic Disney adventure! It really is a gorgeous film which is beautifully executed with a story that will have you smiling throughout.

The film follows Judy Hops, a rabbit whose dream it is to join the police force and by defying stereotypes she becomes the first bunny police officer. Although at first things don’t seem to be going her way, Judy is still determined to make it as a police officer and, with her job on the line, takes on the task of finding an otter who has gone missing. With few clues, Judy finds herself working together with the con artist fox Nick Wilde. Together, they must put aside their differences and combine their strengths to find the missing animal!

Yes, the story was predictable but that’s what you expect from a Disney movie, nevertheless I fell in love with all the characters and the world of Zootopia! I loved all the details for example how the train had four doors for all the different sized animals; it was just so cute! I also loved how we were able to explore different areas of the animal world like Zootopia itself, Tundratown, the Rainforest District and Bunnyburrow all of which were again super cute and with unique and clever elements. The message behind the film is also very inspiring, being that you should defy stereotypes and that ‘anyone can be anything’ which I loved and found really important especially for younger audiences!

Another thing I enjoyed was it’s humour as it was continuously funny, playing jokes and gags that have to do with various traits of animals. I personally found myself laughing at a so many moments, especially the hilarious scene where Nick and Judy go pay a visit to Mr Big, a small an arctic shrew with an ironic reputation of being the most feared crime boss in Tundratown and is a character inspired by the Godfather!

Overall, this was a really cute, feel good film which I highly recommend and am happy to rate 5/5 stars!