Initial Reaction: Video Review - ZOOTOPIA & LONDON HAS FALLEN

This week we were able to review two of the weekend's several new releases. First up is Zootopia, the latest from Disney Animation following the massive success of Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, and Big Hero 6. If you thought things might be getting too good to believe then you may as well continue believing as Zootopia is just as inventive and consistently great as anything Disney has put out over the last fifteen to twenty years. That may sound like hyperbole, but after seeing the film it's hard to argue with the re-watchability factor this feature will inevitably hold. It didn't disappoint at the box office either as the film just crushed The Lorax's previous $70.2 million March animated record with an estimated $73.7m this weekend. Not only does this give it the biggest opening ever for an animated film in March, but it also earned Walt Disney Animation Studios' its largest three-day opening ever. This number also gives the film the ninth largest animated opening ever. It seems we will be seeing a lot more from Zootopia over the next few weeks as well as in the distant future given the sequel culture we exist in. As for London has Fallen, this follow-up to the 2013 surprise hit more or less did what most box office pundits expected garnering $21.7m this weekend as compared to Olympus' $30.3m opening weekend which it turned into a $98.9m domestic run. With London reportedly costing $10m less to produce and it scoring the same Cinemascore from opening night audiences (A-) it seems this sequel was a safe bet. For more, hit the jump to see our full video reviews of both films and be sure to subscribe to our channel to get the latest reviews! We'll be back this weekend with our thoughts on the mysterious 10 Cloverfield Lane.



You can also read my written review here.



You can also read my written review here.