Zootropolis – The best family film I have seen in a long time (Contains Spoilers)April 7, 2016
Zootropolis follows the adventures of Judy Hopp a bunny who wants to grow up to be a cop, something that has never been done before. In a society based on inclusion and working together it shouldn’t be an issue but Judy faces a lot animals who doubt she has what it talks to become law enforcement and even when she proves them wrong and graduates top of her class in the academy she is still given the lowest job possible as a traffic officer. She soon stumbles in to mischief in the form of Nick Wilde, a sneaky fox who knows more about running a scam than anyone else in the city.
Officer Hopp soon hears about a weird case involving 14 missing animals all from the predator side and vows to help find them despite her fellow officers laughing at her. With the unwilling help of Nick Wilde, Judy sets off on an adventure through the different parts of the city and finally cracks the case.
Although Zootropolis was written with children in mind I was laughing as hard, if not harder than the kids and the film manages to touch on some really important issues such as politics and racial descrimination which is a great message to send to the children who are watching. Disney have always been about acceptance but never has a film discussed these topics so openly and I think that this can only be a good thing. Its not just the topic of the film that has become more mature but there are also lots of humour that will go straight over the childrens heads and lots of small references to popular culture that the grown up audience will enjoy (look out for the breaking bad reference, which is my favourite. Although Hubby thinks that the Godfather references were the best).
It is hard to choose a favourite character but I have to say that Flash holds a place in my heart and I have never laughed as loud in a cinema than I did right at the end.