'Zootopia' hopped all over the competition this weekend at the box office, but does it live up to the hype?
'Zootopia' is Disney's 55th animated movie and after last two, 'Frozen' and 'Big Hero 6,' the team at Dinsey had some gigantic shoes to fill and for the most part 'Zootopia' does just that.
The film looks great, from a visual standpoint 'Zootopia' is beautiful. From the hair and skin of the animals to the variety of environments created for the movie, it all looks fantastic.
The story follows Judy Hopps, a rabbit from Bunnyburrow, who fulfills her dream of joining the Zootopia Police Department as the first bunny cop.
Shortly after becoming a cop she has a run in with a con artist fox named Nick Wilde, the two hop around Zootopia finding clues to the mystery of some missing Zootopia citizens all while teaching us lessons in tolerance and acceptance.
The movie featured several great scenes, like the moment you may have seen from the original trailer with Judy and Nick at the DMV with the sloths working behind the counter, the problem for me is that there wasn't enough of these clever moments.
The movie seemed slow at moments, and my 4-year old daughter was getting a little restless at times, and so was I. But 'Zootopia' managed to grab our attention just when it needed too, and, in the end, it was very enjoyable.
I liked 'Frozen' and 'Big Hero 6' better than 'Zootopia' but the animals are charming, and the story is entertaining enough for me to recommend this one for your family. I give it 4 paws out of 5.