Zootopia – Doug Reviews

With almost 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, is Zootopia the masterpiece everybody has been building up?

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the1koolkitty
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I’m disappointed that you didn’t care for the movie as much, Doug — as you said, though, perhaps it’s because you went in wanting jokes and you seem so jaded with this particular message. For me personally, though — yes, I am a very accepting person and I have seen this message before in other stuff, but I come from a biracial family and I really liked that Disney was going there, particularly when few other family films will. I went to see the film with a bunch of my coworkers (we all worked at the Zootopia preview at Disney’s… Read more »
Neo-stalgia Fan 1
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Um, did you not catch any of the parts where he said that it was “good”, that he “liked it”, that he thought there was “a lot of thought and effort put into it”? Are we watching the same video here?

*sigh*
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He was watching the same video, as it’s clear that while Doug thinks this movie is good, he doesn’t consider it as great as everyone else considers it to be.

Brad1ey Shaw
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Nice review. I plan on seeing it soon but I’d like to know if it’s worth watching in 3-D. Can anybody recommend it?

Maarons
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Yeah. The 3D was very well made. But I saw it twice with and w/o and both were just as good. There’s no pop out moments you’ll miss without it but it’s a stunning visual so go for it.

Brad1ey Shaw
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Thanks

Dethhollow
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In before everyone starts throwing out their “Zootopia is overhyped” comments because the internet doesn’t understand that there’s more ways to classify a movie outside of either “Amazing” or “Horrible”, lol. As for where Trump Supporters come from, two words: Fox. News. As long as they go on about how legitimate Trump is and how he’s changing the game, people will follow him no matter how horrible he is and use anything they can to justify it regardless of how true it actually is. Trust me. I know a guy who’s a former Trump supporter. That’s pretty much exactly what’s… Read more »
AstralPlane
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There is a rather excellent article about where Trump supporters come from. Check it out: http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

Captain Speedbump
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I actually watch Fox News on occasion; believe it or not, they are not unabashed Trump supporters. They cover negative stuff about him, just a they cover positive stuff about him. And opinions from Fox News pundits vary on Trump, as it does with conservatives and Republicans in general. I think people who don’t watch Fox News tend to grossly overestimate the supposed power and influence it has on those who do watch it. Yes, they tend to have more of a conservative/Republican viewpoint than other news networks; there’s no denying that. But I don’t think it turns “ordinary” people… Read more »
Falconfly
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It’s because of the hype. Plus, the critics are worshipping Diisney like a fallen angel god.

Still, it’s a decent flick.

CurtTheHistorian
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the trailers turned me off of it cause I thought the designs looked like Disney is trying to do Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Kung Fu Panda. I think I will go see it now though

*sigh*
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Not 100% shocked that Doug wasn’t quite as hyped with this as everyone else is, looking back I’ve just realized he’s always been very resistant to anything that wants to teach some kind of moral to its audience, which I imagine is probably a big reason why he didn’t get into MLP, teaching morals being one of the key cornerstones of that show. Heck, even when it comes to things like SU and the other shows he and Rob have Vlogged they almost always seem to glance over whatever moral of the story the episode they’ve watched features and instead… Read more »
Phenenas
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Doug’s always going on about finding the middle ground and avoiding extremes, and then he talks about how Trump is a horrible, evil being and everyone who follows him is a racist idiot. Hypocrite much?

Zanite
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Would you like some bacon?

Falconfly
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Name one unambiguously good or at least smart thing coming out of Trump’s mouth. There’s the Golden Rule, and there’s rightfully pointing out how someone is pretty much a black hole of either horrible comments or promises logically incapable of being fulfilled.

DoveCG
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Hey, I’m gonna copy and paste the link that AstralPlane posted. You should definitely read it, because it’s extremely important. 🙂
http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11127424/trump-authoritarianism

Pinky Suave
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You see, I found this movie to be a pleasant surprise. I don’t think the movie was hammering in these morals. I just took it as some sort of weird dystopian society.

aurum-femina
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The only thing I didn’t like were the actively unsupportive parents with straw man lines. I see them way too much in non-Disney family films, and I’m kind of surprised to see it from WDAS in a movie that was otherwise really great. I thought the film was amazing, had great characters, a great purpose, and was definitely a technological step up. Lots of fun. I really want to see it again soon. :))

Maarons
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I think the idea was to joke about the timid nature of the species. Plus give something to juxtapose her indomitable determination.

aurum-femina
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Valid idea, but they were anything but timid in letting her know what they wanted her not to be. They simply didn’t feel like real characters, hare or not. It would have been more fun to watch them timidly try to say no while not wanting to offend/crush her, rather than say blunt, bold, straw statements like “Give up on your dreams.” (paraphrasing?) with a smile. It defeats a good chunk of Judy’s emotional journey for me. But I still think the rest of the characters are fantastic.

iwasapenguin
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Please be aware that I am not an American and am very anti-government. Three patterns of the progressive left that you seem to fit into are: 1 ) Self-segregating away from other political opinions (progressives politics are effectively an ethnic group) 2 ) Seeking jobs in media and education thus gaining disproportionate representation. 3 ) Assuming that anyone with slightly different political views is a neo-nazi. From what I have seen Trump’s views on immigration are based on the logistical problems rather than ideological racism. I think that the existence of a government (defined by Obama as a monopoly of… Read more »
Falconfly
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Where do I even begin? – Ignoring how circle-jerks are pretty much standards with all political affiliations, the only people who so much even define “progressive left” as an unified group are their critics. In other words, you’re an oblivious hypocrite. – And? Unless you’re a conspiracy nuts, there’s nothing wrong with representation. I love the implication that you think this is a deliberate move instead of the consequence of rational people adopting leftist views. – Given your tolerance of an actual neo-nazi, you’re simply burying your own grave. – A) Because fanning the flames of prejudice in scapegoats and… Read more »
iwasapenguin
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– You’re completely wrong on this. We love to get the pop corn out and watch the in fighting. – I meant that leftist who focus on culture dominate the media and avoid contact with the kind of people who would vote for Trump and are then shocked when the numbers come in. – I’m not a trump fan but I don’t think his half baked, militarist, geopolitical policies are racially motivated either. If you gave me an American citizenship and forced me to vote I would probably write Cthulhu in as a protest. Unless it’s in 2020, then Adam… Read more »
Falconfly
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– That’s at odds with reality, to say the least. As hint by your insecurity here.

– What’s that supposed to mean? With the advent of the internet and social media there is no real isolation. And considering what Trump preaches and advocates against, his success is puzzlingly even to hardcore republicans.

– A) I think I’ve made my point clearly: his “points” are the exact opposite of rational conclusions.

– B) Then it would cease to be truly anarcho-capitalist

Apolitical, though more sympathetic to the left.

Rokuke
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Bad review, didn’t talk about the movie much or any scenes what so ever. Brad Jones did a better review.

Eyeshot
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I once overheard someone on a bus say that he liked Trump even though Trump doesn’t know when to shut his big mouth. Unfortunately, he never said exactly why he liked Trump.

Falconfly
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That seems to be a thing with Trump cultists: they like him, but they never explain why.

Ericthebearjew1
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Mostly because explaining why isn’t exactly socially acceptable in public.

Wiron
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Doug focused so much on politics that he did’t even complained about moment at the start of Act 3 when characters were moping and doping.

ACEnBEAKY
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I appreciate a couple of comments made here. To me being a tad on the conservative side, I did kind of get annoyed with the whole “racism is bad.” Me: “Nawwwww, shit! It IS? HOLY COW. I’ve never read a history book. Oh yes I have. And I’ve read the part where the people we’re supposed to feel sorry for we’re kind of bad about racism and genocide, too, and they had to get bullied to understand being a bully was wrong.” In other words, a less nice stance than Doug, a bit right leaning, but ultimately the same. It’s… Read more »
animalia
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I lean towards the left and I agree with you that extremism CAN and DOES come from both sides.

LazerWulf
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Man, now I want a Zootopia-themed NC review of Crash, like the Inside Out/Osmosis Jones one.

Neo-stalgia Fan 1
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Glad you liked this movie Doug. I will say though, with the kids in the theater, a lot of times it can depend on the audience you happen to get. I mean, I remember when I saw Cars in theaters and EVERYBODY was laughing at just the right moments, me included. And I know how you feel about that movie. Maybe a lot of kids in other theaters were more engaged with the movie than the ones in your theater were. Just food for thought.

The80sKid
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Doug, PLEASE stick to the movie. I dont come to watch you for your political opinions. Branding Trump supporters as prejudice is just turning off any viewers that are Trump supporters. Its a completely irrelevant topic. I saw a good, fun movie, and didn’t even think in the terms of a prejudice lesson until you brought it up. Please leave those opinions out of it. Its just an opinion fueled by media bias. If what you and others are saying is true then I don’t know why I have black, white, hispanic, old, and young friends that are supporters, and… Read more »
Megalodon
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YOU DIDN’T SEE A PREJUDICE LESSON? DID YOU WATCH THE MOVIE?

I don’t understand people sometimes.

Baby Hitler
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I thought this movie was amazing, definitely up there with The Incredibles, Up, Toy Story 3, and Inside Out as Disney/Pixar gold. I think that Doug gets easily disappointed by hype, something that I’ve never had a problem with, as well as getting sick of common tropes. I loved it. I loved the characters, the world it created, the humor, and even the somewhat clichéd plot.

faizaan723
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I agree, a lot of people thought the films was pretty good, but not up there with the Disney/Pixar classics, but man I love this as much as I love The Incredibles

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

I definitely get where Doug is coming from when he’s mad about Trump leading in the polls I definitely understand. I really hope does a Disneycember on this cause I would’ve like to known more of his thoughts on it.

8xInfinity
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I know Trump supporters. My mother says she will vote Trump over Clinton. My uncle is openly pro-Trump (he seems to be falling for the idea that he is some sort of business genius). The owner of the company I work for has been sharing more and more pro-Trump stuff on Facebook. I have friends who report the same thing I’m experiencing: They don’t want to believe the support exists, but are finding out that a lot of older family members are somehow liking Trump. No one should sit back and think Trump being in the lead is going to… Read more »
jp523
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Honestly, I would use Metacritic as a metric of universal acclaim. Many movies that get a lot of mildly positive scores and very few negatives do very well on Rottentomatoes, but only a very small number get above 95 on Metacritic. As for Zootopia, I honestly liked the relationship between the two leads more than anything. But I do feel like the portrayal of prejudice is somewhat more fleshed out than is normal for these films, with many characters having systemic or personal reasons to be bigoted. Also, I think he overstated its obtrusiveness, the only sizable block of complaining… Read more »
Anon Tumahab
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I probably should stay out of this, but… I’m seeing a lot of people in the comments disgusted about why Trump is getting so much popularity and going off on the same tirades everyone else on the Internet does about how you’d have to be crazy, racist, sexist, psychotic, disgusting, etc., etc., etc. to vote for him and that everyone is ignorant for having been swindled by him into voting for him. Even if all of that or most of that is true…you all don’t get it, do you? No more than the media does. You’re saying the same things… Read more »
Captain Speedbump
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Also, keep in mind that Republican support for Trump is hardly universal; there are a number of Republicans who don’t like Trump and don’t want him for president, including high ranking Republican leaders.

Thanatosia
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As far as the really high Rotten Tomatoes, as I understand it, it’s a reflection of how many critics viewed it positively, not the degree to which they thought it was good. Ie, if nearly every critic gives it 4 out of 5 stars, it’s still probably not as good as many movies that would get 5 stars from most critics. The highest brackets of RT better reflect broad-based appeal then paragons of quality – it’s a good metric for finding something you’ll probably like, but not as useful for finding something you’ll love.

jonhoward18
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in the uk, our trump is nigel farage and his party is ukip. im not as surprised by the support they get because the older generation of brits seem easier to mislead and are not very open minded. traveling through portland oregon made me more open minded to mutual respect and going green and a lot of the uk is still living in the past. maybe the uk needs this film and i cant wait to see it

Kyle Lav.
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Yeah, I wasn’t really part of the group who enjoyed it because “OMG this is so relevant to what’s going on this movie is so right but prejudice and blah blah blah blah…”. I loved it because it was great at showing how the CHARACTERS that went through that, not because it was hammering the message in. That’s not to say I don’t agree with the message, I totally do. But I really enjoyed getting to know these characters, and when I see and hear about what went on against them, I really feel for them.

Time-out
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Zootopia, or as I like to call it, furry noire.

Red Priest Rezo
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Totally agreed. I, for one, don’t really care about things being Topical. I want my stories be good stories in themselves, not a social commentary about something that is important right now, and my characters being created to be unique and interesting and not from a mindset “It has to be an X because we don’t have enough X and diversity is important” (looking at you, Ghostbusters). That said, I actually really liked Zootopia for the most part. Not my favorite animated movie by a long shot but they actually managed to create great characters, tell an interesting story and… Read more »
happymel
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This weekend, I’m either going to see this or Gods of Egypt. Yeah, I said it. Also, I don’t vote so I’m no one’s supporter. Although, I must say Hilary Clinton has gotten better outfits lately so props on that . LOL.

Tross
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I didn’t register that the bunnies are good at multiplying line was actually a breeding joke. Maybe I was slow tonight. I did catch the rapidly increasing population sign on Judy’s way out in the beginning of the film though. While we’re on the subject of adult humour, that night howler lab is a grow op reference. Anyways, I enjoyed the movie just fine, though it’s a little cliched at times and I did see a couple twists coming. I do think it’s clever that the animals in the film are proportional to what their actual size would be, instead… Read more »
TheRussian
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Prejudice and diversity, RED ALERT. I will stay away from it for these exact reasons.

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