Patriot Press Reviews: Zootopia

Jocelyn Tierney, Entertainment Editor

I went to this movie with the assumption that it would be just another silly, wholesome family movie with a simple plot: Judy Hopps becomes the first bunny to join the police force of Zootopia (a mammal metropolis) and quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. She becomes determined to prove herself and jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case, but that means working with Nick Wilde, a cunning fox, who makes her job even harder. Little did I know it was about SO much more.
Disney used Zootopia to deliver a story about prejudice and intolerance; themes I was not expecting. It was well-written and incredibly entertaining, shining light on the importance of diversity, tolerance and being who you want to be no matter what others tell you – an important message for everyone, regardless of age.
If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I implore you to check it out with an open mind. Disney came out with this movie during a very relevant time for our country and managed to take a hugely complicated, controversial subject and make a true masterpiece.