March 21, 2016
Okay, this was kind of adorable.
In the first place, it did that same thing that Ratatouille did, where the main character announces a great big dream that not only goes against his family’s wishes but also seems to work against his basic nature. I’m a sucker for that kind of story. (I should probably go see Eddie the Eagle, yeah?) Judy Hopps wants to be a cop. But there has never been a rabbit cop. But she has a dream, dammit, and she works really hard, and everyone’s against her, and. . . sorry, got something in my eye there.
As for the rest, the way I put it: it’s just as heavy handed as it needed to be, which is to say that this is also a movie about bigotry and racial profiling, and there’s really no subtle way to handle those topics. But I think it did okay. We all had a good time.
Whatever else I could say about the film, the scenes with Mr. Big were worth the price of admission.