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.



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