Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K Simmons, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Director: Bryon Howard, Rich Moore
Synopsis: Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a parking ticket, beat walking police officer. The lowest rung on the police force, she wants nothing more than to be accepted and become one of the respected officers on the force. While working her beat, she meets a fox named Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) who is continuously running schemes on innocent people. The two eventually become friends, who find out their once peaceful yet somewhat divided home has been infected by “night howlers” aka predators that have reverted back to their savage nature. It’s a race against time for Hopps and Nick to try and save the progress Zootopia has made and catch the one causing the night howlers.
Review: Zootopia is a movie about accepting others despite the differences they may have, and the movie culminates in a way that brings the predators and prey even closer than they were before. While Zootopia teaches us some lessons we should all take away and use in our everyday lives, it also delivers a good family movie. Led by its outstanding cast, Bateman kills it as always, and his chemistry with co star Ginnifer Goodwin shines throughout. Along with supporting contributions from Idris Elba as Zootopia’s chief of police the movie really has everything you could ask for. I also thought every detail was animated at a very high level, and you’d have a hard time knocking anything technical about the movie.
Favorite Scene: My favorite scene is when Hopps made a few comments that Nick Wilde took very personal about him being a predator, and that really shook their friendship. Later in the movie Hopps comes to Nick in tears to apologize saying “I’m just a dumb bunny” which is a call back to when they first met and Nick always called her a dumb bunny. He also recorded her saying it, giving them both a good laugh. They hugged and continued to be friends.
Recommendation: i would recommend this movie to everyone, it provides a strong message about acceptance and I strongly believe we need that message now more than ever. It’s a great family fun movie, that everyone can enjoy!