My reaction to Zootopia: a must see, my favorite kids animation ever! The film addresses prejudices and stereotypes and those that concur them. A journey of the determination of a little bunny and the community of mammals big and small, predators and prey, that live together in kinship within the vibrant, diverse world of Zootopia.
The story follows a bunny, Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), the first rabbit police officer in Zootopia and her “accidental partner” of sorts, a petty criminal, the fox, Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) as they become friends and uncover a conspiracy that affects the predator population of Zootopia.
From a child’s point of view: My 4-year-old was delighted, she fell in love with the story, and repeated the plot a few times on the way home from the movies. Then after arriving at home, with great gusto she conveyed the story to her father. She also thought the “bunny” was soooooo cute. My barely 2-year-old was fine, she missed her nap and laid on my lap quietly.
The theater: I am usually able to offer further insight on the behavior/entertainment of the children present for the viewing, but unfortunately I went at an odd time (I’m moving and had to be out of the house during the kids naps) and my children were the only little kids present at the theater. The audience was made up of young teenagers, probably 13 to 15-years-old. They all LOVED the movie. While walking out of the theater, a group of maybe a dozen kids, were conversing with great excitement regarding the film.
My final thoughts: If you are not much of a movie goer, and you choose the films you see in the theater with your children sparingly, Zootopia is a film you make it out to see!
I am not a movie reviewer, a film buff, or well versed in cinema history. You do not want to read my movie reviews if you want a play-by-play of the technical insights of the cinematic experience or a smart rant by a “film snob.” I am, however, a mother of two very small children: a baby and a toddler. My children have seen every kids movie in the theaters since their birth. They love going to the theater, and my toddler always offers up her own review after. Not only will my reviews briefly discuss my feelings, but also my children’s reaction to the movie. These reviews may have a lot more to do with a child’s point of view than many others. Many times I have a very different reaction than my children. I am also usually alone, taking my children to the movies. I do not have a pen and paper, writing down my analysis as I watch. I experience the movie with a baby on my lap, a toddler seated next to me, doling out snacks, water and hugs as I watch.