A story about "Babe: Pig in the City" — 7 years ago
I don’t know what disturbs me more: the fact that I had to watch this in a college class or that fact that I really enjoyed it.
I’d previously seen the original waaaaaay back in the day when it was first released on video and even though I was about nine years old and much closer to the film’s demographic, I hated it at the time and never watched it again. I never had plans to watch the sequel and never thought of it again.
Then this year I’m taking Story in Fiction and Film International, and one of the international films selected is Babe: Pig in the City. It was a perfect representation of Campbells outline of a hero’s journey so I completely understand why it was chosen.
But I actually liked the movie. Quite a bit. Halfway through I realized I was completely engrossed in this movie about talking animals. Yes, I love animals, especially cute animals who are fighting against mean humans. But this movie was just engrossing. It was darker than I expected a children’s movie to be and absolutely ridiculous when it came to some points…but I loved it. I can’t exactly explain it—it’s still a surprise to me!