May 30, 2016

The Pixar Points #28: A Pixar Fan's Thoughts on 'Zootopia'

Hi everybody! Time for another edition of the Pixar Points and today we are looking at another non-Pixar movie and this is one that I am looking forwards talking about, Zootopia.

Walt Disney Animation Studios has been on a roll in the last couple of years. This mainly because of help of Pixar and John Lasseter when Pixar was bought by Disney. Ever since Meet the Robinsons (a movie I actually really like) and continuing with big hits like Frozen, Disney has been getting better and better with their movies. Zootopia is a great example of this. Here is what I like and what I don't like about the movie, don't worry I will try to keep this as spoiler free as I can.

The Good:
There is many things that are great about this movie, but here are some examples of what makes it great.

The story, to be honest, starts out pretty simple. It looks like the tired trope of the dreamer plot that is very predictable, but luckily, the plot does get way more interesting as the movie goes on.

The animation is some of the best I have seen in recent years. The backgrounds are spectacular and it is amazing how they got all the details of real animals and used some of them in clever ways.

The characters really likeable and after seeing the movie, you'll want to see to see more of them.

Finally, the most shocking and probably the best part of the movie is how the movie greatly shows the topic of racism in today's world. I don't want to say how they do it because I want this to be spoiler free but they do it really well.

The Bad:
There isn't that much I hate about this movie, but there is one thing that I don't like is that there is a surprise villain.

The villain is good and has  good motives, but it seems like every movie by Walt Disney Animation Studios now and days has to have one.

But, that is the only real problem I have with the movie because the real is great.

Final Thoughts:
Zootopia is one of the best animated movies of the decade, it does have some flaws, but it is a great movie for most of the time. There isn't that much to say but that this is a fantastic movie that I highly recommend.

What do you think of Zootopia? Leave your responses in the comments below!

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