Love, Juliebug: One Mom's Review of Zootopia *spoilers possible*

One Mom's Review of Zootopia *spoilers possible*

We have been looking forward to seeing the movie Zootopia for quite a while now. The whole sloth run DMV drew us in. I mean, seriously, how funny is this?

So, when it came out we were all over that. "YES! I've been waiting forever to watch this." shouted our 7 year old. I have to admit, I was looking forward to it too. After a billion previews, yes a billion, we finally started watching.

To say we were all entranced is an understatement. The humor and fun captured our attention and giggles. And then....


...some of the animals went crazy. There was a scene of a jaguar turning from a friendly-ish jaguar to one who was chasing the main characters and trying to kill them. Our 7 year old is probably more sensitive than most and I love that about her. I don't want her getting used to scary stuff. So, as you can imagine, the jaguar scene made her hide her face in my arm. Okayfine.

Moving along she slowly got back into the movie (although worried that we would see scary jaguar again at some point) then we have a scene where they discover other animals locked up. Other wild, scary animals. At this point I can't even remember which animal it was but one of them jumped up all crazy like from out of nowhere and scared the beejebus out of us. And by us, I mean the whole theater. Moms and Dads and kids alike. Abby screamed as did many others.

This review is not intended to spoil the movie or even to suggest that it's not worth watching. It totally is. It has a great theme from the main characters determination to achieve her goals despite everybody else and all odds seeming to be against her. There is so much more about this that I love. Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin are two more reasons I adore this movie. Their voices are well suited for the characters of Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps.

So, bottom line... take your kids to see this movie. I think adults and kids alike will enjoy it. Just be careful if you have slightly sensitive children or bedtime might be a tad bit tricky.

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sarah alexis said...

Wow, thank you for the heads up - I have a slightly sensitive 7 year old who I was planning on taking to see this on Sunday! I'll keep that in mind and maybe prepare him for it :)

baby cake said...

Okay I admit it I am a 49 year old Disney Junkie! Now I really can't wait to see this Movie! Thanks!

Jeanna Massman said...

We saw the Zootopia yesterday with our 4-year-old grandson. I would agree with most of your review. My grandson, also, hid his eyes during the scary parts but I think overall I can say that he was totally engaged for the entire movie. Could the movie have been as compelling without the scary parts? Probably. But as Chief Bogo says "Life isn't some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true!" Zootopia is above all a wild, fun-filled adventure with a wonderful message.

Irene Pilato said...

I already know that I'm gonna love this better than my sister..haha

rach said...

I love reading other people's opinion on this movie. Thanks!

Vic said...

Love Disney movies and so does everyone in my household. Zootopia looks like a great movie. Look forward to watching it. Thanks for sharing your review.
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Amy Orvin said...

I loved this movie! This sloth scene was quite hilarious! I have watched it over and over still laughing like it was the first time. :)

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