There’s a world where animals have evolved to a higher level of think, far past their basic instincts. However, animals all over uses their natural abilities to their advantage. Rabbits farm and the King of the Jungle is Mayor. It’s perfectly sufficient to use your natural talents to cement your place in life, but what if you could achieve more? What if you could change your predestined station in life and follow your dreams? Since she was a kit, Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) of Bunnyborrow has always stood up for the little guy, even though she’s pretty tiny herself. While her overprotective parents Bonnie (Bonnie Hunt) and Stu (Don Lake) would rather see Judy join her 237 siblings and maintain the family farm; Judy wants to protect and serve in the Zootopia Police Department. Continue reading “Movie Review – Zootopia”
The 54th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios is Big Hero 6. Loosely based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name; Big Hero 6 should be another win for the House of Mouse. Following the very successful blueprint perfectly; Big Hero 6 has colorful, enjoyable heroes and a mysterious villain, cloaked in black. Then there’s Baymax. A robotic nurse that’s built to treat every ailment, Baymax has the prowess of Clara Barton, though it looks like the Michelin Man.
Set in the fictional town of San Fransokyo, a town that I wish were real, Hiro Hamata is a child prodigy that spends his evenings competing in underground robot fighting matches for money. Swindling local thugs while avoiding the police is an easy way to make a buck for Hiro, much better than his brother Tadashi’s “Nerd School”, the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. In an impromptu visit to the “Nerd School” Hiro is floored by the innovations flowing through the lab. This is where we meet Baymax, Tadashi’s pet project; a robotic nurse that can detect and treat common ailments with a simple scan. Lovable, huggable and damned squishy, Baymax’s deadpan delivery is stern, yet comforting. Just as he is designed. Hiro, now with a new appreciation for higher education, decides to enter a science competition , where the winner gets accepted into S.F.I.T.
Just because you’re a bad guy, doesn’t mean you’re a “bad guy.” At one point or another we’ve all disliked our jobs or felt as though we didn’t quite fit into our jobs. So it’s no wonder that our film opens with our protagonist at a support group meeting for video-game bad guys complaining how he is tired of being a bad-guy and unappreciated.
What do you do when on a nice long weekend you and your friend go out to mountains to see your new vacation home? You plan to spend the time fixing and cleaning it all up. Then out of nowhere everything is turned upside down by the craziest people on earth. Sex crazed college kids are there to ruin your weekend by calling you a homicidal hillbilly. Let the hijinks ensue!