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Do you think Judy is a good role model? From large commercial releases to low-budget digital films, from action films to romantic comedies, there was more or less something for everyone in , and audiences responded with strong interest and support.

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Chases and fighting including on a moving train. Mobster has Nick and Judy kidnapped and threatens to "ice" them drown them in frozen water , but he doesn't go through with it. Antagonists with dart guns get ready to shoot Nick and Judy. A young fox bullies a young bunny, shoving her and clawing her across the cheek; in another sad scene, a young fox is bullied by those he thought were friends. Gazelle the singer wears glittery, "sexy" clothes; she and her tiger dancers dance somewhat suggestively.

Many offline product tie-ins, from toys to books, games, and more. Parents need to know that Zootopia is a clever, fast-paced animated Disney film set in a world of walking, talking, clothed animals that live peacefully together, having supposedly evolved past nature's rules of predator versus prey.

Expect regular use of insult language like "stupid," "jerk," "dumb," "butt," etc. There are a lot of jokes for adults that will go way over kids' head references to The Godfather , the DMV, and Breaking Bad , for instance , but there's plenty for younger audiences to laugh at, too, and it all comes wrapped in great messages about courage, empathy, tolerance, teamwork, and the dangers of reducing others to stereotypes.

Add your rating See all parent reviews. Add your rating See all kid reviews. ZOOTOPIA is set in a world where walking, talking, "civilized" animals live in general harmony with one another, regardless of whether they're predator or prey. Meanwhile, the rest of the ZPD is busy investigating 14 missing-mammal cases -- all predators. But she ends up hustling him right back after promising a worried otter that she'll find her missing husband; with only 48 hours to crack the case if she wants to keep her badge, Judy realizes her best bet is to enlist Nick -- who has plenty of connections -- to help her figure out who's behind the predator kidnappings that are threatening Zootopia's peace.

Clever and heartwarming, this animated adventure is equal parts buddy-cop comedy, fish-out-of-water tale, and whodunit mystery. With its vibrant visuals, simple but evocative storyline, and important social commentary, Zootopia is a talking-animal pic worth watching with the whole family.

Judy and Nick's repartee is reminiscent of classic screwball comedies, and the plot's twists are a throwback to noir films in which the culprit is never who you think. Although the trailer gives away one of the movie's funniest scenes -- when Judy and Nick go into a DMV run entirely by sloths moving slower than molasses -- there are plenty more laughs and memorable bits to make both kids and grown-ups laugh. And the voice casting is spot on: Big, and Tommy Chong as a "naturalist" life coach yak.

And then there's Shakira 's pop star Gazelle, who sings a catchy theme song that captures the spirit of the movie: Families can talk about Zootopia 's messages. How do Judy and Nick challenge stereotypes about bunnies and foxes? How can we apply those messages to human society?

Do you think Judy is a good role model? Why are those important character strengths? Why is their teamwork unique? Do you agree with Nick when he says that "you can only be what you are -- sly fox, dumb bunny"?

How does his opinion change over the course of the movie? How do he and Judy change the way each other thinks? How does the movie address bullying? How did being bullied when they were little affect both Judy and Nick? How did they react to it? What does Judy find out about her bully later on, and what can we learn from that?

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Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options Orbit September 24, Publication Date: September 24, Sold by: Hachette Book Group Language: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention john fantasy urban vampire james supernatural action sig main humor vampires knights dresden romance werewolf prince funny bar building elliott. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I wanted to like this book, and there were moments of it that I enjoyed, but the sixty or so pages in between these precious paragraphs were enough for me to not recommend this book to any serious urban fantasy readers. The bones of a good story are there: Through a series of less than fortunate events, Sig and John end up working together.

Along with an Episcopal priest, an exterminator, two psychics and a few gun-wielding extras, this group forms a not-so-happy band of misfits on a mission to rid Virginia of a highly dangerous vampire hive. There are some scenes in this story that reach off the page, grab your emotions and twist them, and in those moments I LOVED this book.

But the narrative drudgery and plodding plot was too much for me to actually like this book. When you look at the reviews for Charming, they are pretty evenly distributed over the 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 star ratings. That is quite unusual in my experience. I think this is because the structure of the book is excellent; while the characters are like cardboard.

If you read the dialog without reading who is saying it, you won't have any idea which character is speaking. So readers' reviews depend upon what they consider important in a book. Lots of other reviewers have commented that Mr. James' supernatural world building is incredible and it is. So if that's important to you, you'll probably enjoy this book. If you want interesting characters, I would try a different book.

Even if he's never actually turned into a wolf. Skills in martial arts and assorted other survival skills check. But Charming does something unique in my experience of urban fantasy. With all those mythical characters running around, it's pretty common for them to have life spans way beyond what us mortals can expect. Roland in the Kate Daniels series is thousands of years old, and Kate can expect to inherit his longevity.

Adam in the Mercy Thompson series is a vet of a few past wars, and Bran, the Marrok is hundred of years old. Similarly, John Charming here grew up in the s. But John, unlike any of those others, has actually learned something in his long life: There are a number of points in the story where he's going to snap back with the snap retort most of us would make in a charged conversation, and realizes that would be a jerk move, and wouldn't get him what he wants from this conversation Sure, he can be as snarky as anyone when the situation does call for it, but when it doesn't, he shuts up.

And that makes him uniquely believable as someone who has been around for a while and learned from his experiences. Also, he's perfectly willing to not only admit that Sig is stronger physically than he is, but to trust her at his back in a fight.

This is not my childhood's Prince Charming, but then I'm not a child anymore, either. We quickly find out that "The truth is that the world is under a spell called the Pax Arcana, a compulsion that makes people unable to see, believe, or even seriously consider any evidence of the supernatural that is not an immediate threat to their survival. The one thing he isn't is a prince.

Add in a Valkyrie named Sig who is quite capable in battle. This makes for a great story. John is telling the story, so he includes lots of tips for us normal people to use against some of the big baddie types encountered here.

I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. I think my favorite line out of the books was "Popular young adult novels notwithstanding, vampires only sparkle when they burn. You are warned this is a four-book, soon to be five-book series as of the writing of this review. Who will like it? Fans of Harry Dresden, almost certainly. If you like urban fantasy, you'll probably enjoy this. See all reviews.

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