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Babe: Pig in the City

3.7 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews

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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 70 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004CZ59
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #94,120 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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European import with region code 2. This DVD will not play on standard Canadian and US DVD players.
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Format: DVD
Just before he passed away, Gene Siskel made this his best picture of the year. I just watched this movie again and enjoyed it more this time than I remembered. Babe has a unique visual quality that this movie takes to another level. The representation of the Metropolis is fairly amazing.
In this movie we get a fable more about the animals than the people. Farmer Hoggett appears only in the beginning and end and Mrs. Hoggett has the job of delivering the pig to the city and taking him back home while providing some determined comic relief (as she did in the first movie). Mickey Rooney has an amazingly touching almost-a-cameo role, as well.
I think the fable with the animals showing how a good heart (Babe) can turn a harsh and hopeless situation into something livable and meaningful. Ferdinand seeking out Babe to be with his Luck Pig is a very neat sub-story that provides some great laughs as well. I found the scene where Flealick is thrown hard from his bite on the captors' truck and ends up in a broken heap to be quite touching. His semi-conscious dream of being whole again and leaping for butterflies is just right.
You either like Babe's sweetness or you don't. I do. When he is sent to face his doom with the Doberman and the Pit Bull because he is told they are sheep he tries to handle it with what he knows and what he is told. Still, when it all goes bad he does his level best to survive and when he does, he goes back to rescue his tormentor. Nice stuff.
Probably the lackluster reaction to the movie came more from its split character as a slapstick comedy (when Mrs. Hoggett reclaims Babe at the formal dinner in the clown suit) and as a somewhat grim morality play (when the animals struggle to survive on their own and their capture and escape from the authorities). Such intensity mixed with a stack of champagne glasses at risk can confuse.
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I've grown weary of angry parents condemning this wonderful film because it was too frightening for their children. "Babe: Pig in the City" is a masterpiece, full of wonderful imagery and heart. While I agree that some of scenes may be frightening for the very young, I have to ask: what's wrong with that? Do not forget that every one of these "scary" scenes serves a purpose in the film's themes and in the development of its characters. Unlike most films geared at children these days, the lessons in "Babe - Pig in the City" are not easily learned. Just as in life, these lessons can be scary -- just as change is frightening for us all. Each of these pieces finds its way into the experiences that help Babe grow -- and develop respect for creatures different than he. That's a lesson with weight, and when it happens in the film, it means something. I'm 32, but I remember films that stood out to me as a kid -- and they weren't ones that were safe, easy crowd-pleasers. They were the ones that challenged me, made me think, and yes, sometimes scared me...but they were ultimately the ones that had things to say about the world. Siskel & Ebert called it correctly: "Babe - Pig in the City" was one of last year's very best films.
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By A Customer on Dec 12 1999
Format: VHS Tape
I can understand the reservations of many of the 'reviewers' below. Think of 'The Wizard of Oz': a mean old lady steals a dog, a girl runs away from home, a tornado blows through a farm and the girl cannot reach shelter before the funnel cloud strikes, a house falls on a witch, a scarecrow has its stuffing yanked out by flying monkeys, etc. For a child, these are scary, almost shocking images. But they are redeemed by a story and by storytelling that engages them and teaches them lessons about courage, intelligence, and charity. This sequel to 'Babe' follows a similar arc: bad things happen throughout the film, and unpleasant characters abound. But virtually every charcter, human or animal, is affected by the courage, the caring, and the perseverance shown by the young pig. And the filmmaking is so amazing that you cannot stop watching. The choreography of the animals, the creation of a city skyline borrowing from Sydney, New York, San Francisco, London, and more, the comic relief of Ferdinand the duck, and the rescue of the captured animals are all elements that are astonishing. Hey, for some people 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is inappropriate for children because a rabid dog is killed on-screen. If that is your view (and I'm not disparaging it), then this film is not for you. But 'Babe: Pig in the City' is a film of tremendous imagination, humor, and sympathy. It is an outstanding movie, on every level. If you didn't like it, I'd recommend watching it again. It is rewarding and remarkable. If you haven't seen it yet, the series of reviews seen here must make it confusing. But it's important to recognize that these opinions indicate a film capable of eliciting very strong emotions, because it makes such an impression. I totally recommend this film.
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Format: DVD
"One of the best of 1998"? Please. Babe: Pig in the City is a crushing disappointment, full of show-offy camera work, animal torture, and jarring elements that never even come close to becoming a story.
George Miller may have co-written the original Babe, but his work on this sequel only proves that Babe director Chris Noonan deserves more of the credit on the success of the original. In Noonan's hands, Magda Szubanski was a lovable buffoon and comic relief; in Miller's, she becomes an over-acting victim. In Noonan's film, the piglet Babe was a polite, not very bright, yet thoroughly lovable character with loves, fears and flaws; in Miller's, Babe becomes an entirely passive character, and his experiences and emotions are kept from us at arm's length by Miller's messy scripting. Most grievously, there is not a single likeable character in this film. The "cynical chimps" have overwritten lines, the dogs and cats never go beyond facetious posing, and the farm animals that the first film painstakingly set up for us are reduced to a handful of lines in the beginning. Even Babe himself, still adorably voiced, doesn't generate much pathos, because the story is so outlandish and unfocused that we have no basis for feeling for Babe's experience of them. Miller was simply so busy trying to make this a "darker" film that he forgets to make it into an engrossing one. While he shoots some interesting visual gags, these never form a coherent sequence of events, let alone an engaging story. If Miller had had the good sense to retain James Cromwell's crucial Farmer Hoggett character, he would have still had some chemistry to play with.
And yes...there's the animal cruelty.
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