“Is Zootopia the Place for You?”

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“Is Zootopia the Place for You?”

Tori Blakeman

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The movie Zootopia (2016) is an exciting movie for all ages.  This movie pulls you in within the first few moments.  Judy Hopps, played by Gennifer Goodwin, begins her life as a carrot farmer.   She then moves to Zootopia to fulfill her dream job as a cop but it is harder than she thought it would be.  At first, her job was watching parking meters and giving tickets. She then hears about a big case that is going on and she takes over. She meets Nick (Jason Bateman), a fox who she thought was a suspect but he ends up helping her. Nick and Judy run into many problems in order to solve the case. In the end, Judy and Nick save the animal and solve the case. Nick becomes a cop and Judy gets to do other things instead of watching parking meters and giving out tickets. I feel this is a great movie for everyone to see. I’ve watched it many times and each time see something new.

The characters are a big part of the plot.The other supporting characters are, Officer Claw Hauser (Nate Torrence) and Mayor Lionheart ( J.K. Simmons). Officer Hauser is a cheetah. He runs the police office and controls the phone system and isn’t really good at his job. The animals makes the movie more intense and funny, and helps with delivering a clear message from the writer. Zootopia is a very positive movie that supports following one’s dreams.

There are some negative aspects about the movie.  First, the previews made Zootopia seem like the story took place in a big city, yet most of the action took place in exotic places like the Arctic and a rain forest.  Another negative is there is a lot of violence and fighting for an animated film. There is animal cruelty and a lot of verbal attacks. The rating should have been  PG and not G.  I think children under the age of 7 shouldn’t watch the movie. Also, other characters should have been featured more. For example, Captain Claw Hauser, should have had a bigger role.  

The positives definitely outweigh the negatives in this movie and this makes it an overall great flick.  I would rate the movie a ten out of ten. It is even appealing to teens.  

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