Best animation movie? Yep.
During my stay in London, as a tradition me and my baby sister went to see a movie. As she is only 6 years old we usually see some animation that's trending right now. In light of this we went to see Zootopia, a new movie by Disney. The plot concerns the town of Zootopia, where mammals live together in harmony, in a human-like build society, and the experiences of the bunny-cop Judy, who tries to uncover a conspiracy.
Nothing unusual up to this point. I was already preparing to be bored and praying that I have Wi-Fi in the theatre. But! I was wrong. (it happens sometimes.)
This movie contains a strong underlined social message of respecting and accepting our differences. Although the mammals in Zootopia live together in peace and the predators have left all their predatory instincts aside in the name of peaceful cohabitation, a virus starts infecting and turning predators savage! The question here being - should we acclaim all predators as savage by these occurrences and be afraid of them, or try to understand what's causing it? Apply this to our own real social world.
The story of racial (in)tolerance lurks beneath the beautiful imagery and the innocent (and not-so-innocent) jokes. The sense of humour is so profound, that I was squeaking uncontrollably on multiple occasions, causing my sister (who didn't get the jokes) to tel me to Ssshhh!. This movie has it all!
Take your siblings, children, loved ones & unloved ones and go see Zootopia!
WHEN THUGS CRY
The Internet (i.e. the coolest blogs and websites for music) distributed a mixtape, curated and spread by Vashtie Kola (American film director, song writer, model, everything..).
Titled "When Thugs Cry", the mixtape features new and old, romantic and very, very sensitive thugs. You have LL Cool J, Chingy, Torey Lanez, Kendrick, Biggie and even Fetty Wap!
As Vashtie herself describes:
"I believe we are always experiencing at least one of, what I call, "The Six Stages of Love": Yearning, Infatuation, Falling, Deepening, Heartbreak, and Longing.
This mixtape is from the perspective of a Sensitive Thug, highlighting all the six stages, starting from the beginning."
Listen to the mixtape on Soundcloud, below: