Adult Themes That Are Addressed by the Movie Zootopia
My kid and I saw the Disney flick "Zootopia" yesterday. It was like an animated film conceived by Noam Chomsky with a punch-up session by Camille Paglia and Slavoj Zizek. Here are just a few of the movie's themes.
- •Gender inequality
- •Racial profiling
- •Root causes of terrorism
- •Anti-Muslim sentiment in the U.S.
- •The media's complicity in acts of terror
- •"Identity politics" - and the disempowerment that can result from well-meaning but patronizing liberalism
- •An extended "Breaking Bad" parody that not-so-subtly raises the question of drug profits fueling the War on Terror
- •The symbiotic relationship between our political leaders and the very terrorists they claim to fight
- •(P.S. I'm not kidding about any of these)
- •(P.P.S. The sloths ruled!)