But most importantly, the message of the movie is one that really took root in my heart - I strive to be as brave and honorable as Babe (with mixed results, I admit).
I am a sophisticated movie watcher and no one believes me when I say that Babe, Pig in the City, is my favorite movie. It's that good.
ALL IN ALL, THIS FILM IS WONDERFUL, CERTAINLY NOT FOR EVERYONE, AND REALLY MORE FOR ADULTS OR OLDER, MORE MATURE KIDS, THAN YOUNGER KIDS, FOR IT MAY WELL PROVE TRAUMATIC.
Either way.........For lovers of film and those looking for a truly well made and Good film, I strongly recommend Babe: Pig In the City. It is a film that may well find a place in your heart.
By the way, I found the first Babe movie also moving and enjoyable but a very different movie. You could say the first was about Babe finding out about himself and the second about Babe, having found himself, having an impact on the outside world--themes present in most of the worlds major religions!
Some thoughts on the major complaints--
Why does the second movie need to be a rehash as the first? The first Babe movie was great but the second takes the story in an valid new direction.
Being "dark": Babe showed a real picture of how the world is--but at level that kids can understand--and so, this is a great movie for parents to see with their children (OK, maybe not the youngest) and to talk about the themes and reactions children have.
This movie is a profound fable of multiple levels with important lessons most of which have already been discussed.
I feel sorry for the people who just don't "get it" and more importantly, I feel sorry for their children.