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Plot: Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm. Runtime: 97 mins Release Date: 25 Nov 1998
In my opinion one of the year's best films, I cannot help but pity poor Universal and director George Miller for the loss of the sequel to "Babe." Kudos go to them for making a film so original and daring, so out of place in the family film market today, as it defies almost everything that stands for these days: you don't forget the entire movie within a few hours; rather, it stays with you, filling your head with bold and imaginative images that rival those of the best children's books out there."Babe: Pig in the City" is much like many other great sequels <more>
"The Empire Strikes Back," "Aliens" in that it is superior to the original but so different from it, that it is not even worth making a comparison of the two. Why have so many people rejected it? Why was it on so many critics' ten best lists, and the public shunned it so much? It is really rather simple. There is no place for a THOUGHT-PROVOKING family film in this day and age, with the exception of perhaps "The Prince of Egypt."The thing that makes me laugh here is, teenagers and adults alike are commenting on how violent "Babe 2" is, yet if I remember correctly few or no animals at all die in the film. And no big deal seems to be made when the same stuff happens to human beings in "family films."To be honest, I don't think they should have rated it G, simply because it seems that anyone seeing this under the age of nine would be confused and perplexed by it. Most people over that age however should be able to follow it well, and understand that the things happening in it are no worse than what kids and especially teens see everyday, whether it's on TV's "The Simpsons" my favorite show or something at the multiplex a whole ARMY of people gets drowned in "The Prince of Egypt"- a PG rated film .In the end I am truly hoping that "Babe: Pig in the City" is given at least some Oscar nominations, especially for the art direction, cinematography, and visual effects- all of which were superb. A great movie, even though it has not found an audience.This movie just screams: "Give it another chance!"
This film will one day be recognized as a classic. It is cinematic magic from beginning to end. Who cares what it is about and whether it is dark and what film doesn't have a dark element, there is a nasty trend where we are supposed to keep the darker impulses from the wee ones, as if ignorance is wisdom , it is wonderful to look at, the acting is amazing, the animals are perfectly on cue, the action sequences are brilliant. It is a lovely and colorful dream, that yes might be a bit fantastical. So what? Imagine what a difference a movie set must be when it is predominantly animals in <more>
It is unfortunate that this movie is being marketed as a children's movie. It's having a tough time at the box office against its more heavily cross-merchandised competitors. So many people will not be able to discover that "Babe: Pig in the City" is truly a remarkable and totally unique achievement in film. It would be an injustice if this movie were not nominated for the Best Production Design Oscar, because its visuals are stunning. Babe is the center of the story, but he's not the main focus. Wonderful voice acting gives life to a motley bunch of chimps, dogs, and <more>
cats. But I've gone on too long. Go see this movie before it leaves the theatres!
Gene Siskel was right in picking it as Movie of the Year (by Mullen)
First off, this movie is not a kids' movie. Many critics have accused Babe: Pig in the City of being too dark and violent for children. Let's remember that George Miller also filmed the three Mad Max films - what did you expect?This film is a masterpiece - it has a story that may seem simple but is full of symbolism; it is full of amazing special effects and animatronics; and it has incredible compositions and film directing.The special effects have improved considerably since the first film. In fact, one scene involves over 300 talking animals! The goldfish were very convincing and <more>
the cute little cat is adorable. The filming of this movie was incredible. No one can forget the shot of his silhouette as he looks out the stain-glass window at his owner. Or the shot of Polonious holding the goldfish in the center of the room. In no way can the first Babe movie and its sequel be compared. The two are entirely different. And though the story may seem childish, the film has so many sub-plots that can teach us a lot. The one that stands out the most to me is Polonious and his "Godfather"-like role. He strives so hard to be human, and when he accepts the fact that he is a monkey he comes the closer to being human then he had ever been. So many people today need to accept who they are in order to become what they want. Don't quickly dismiss this film as one for children. Give it a chance and you will be rewarded.
Yes! Better than the Original! Pigs in Leather! (by funkyfry)
A film that seems too odd to be truly made for kids -- seems director Miller put one over on the producers. the resulting film is a vivid fantasy about a talking pig with a bloated ego presumably because he's a hero from the first film in the series who makes the trip to the big city and has to make his way in a house full of animals when "their" humans disappear. Interestingly grown-up social satire as Babe rescues a pit-bull who uses his muscle to enforce the pig's utopic vision of animal community. Rooney appears in an excellent bit as a strange circus clown for whose <more>
death Babe is apparently responsible. The finale features a crazy group rumble a la Marx Brothers that will please everyone in the audience -- a class A product, too good to be popular, but sure to please anyone not attatched to its more treacly forebear.
Expressionistic, Absurd and Existential (by gentendo)
Babe: Pig in City is a deeply stylized, Alice-in-wonderland interpretation of talking animal films. While its predecessor, Babe, is traditional and safe, the sequel offers more of a post-modern world-view that encapsulates various structural narrative elements, including: expressionism, absurdism, futurism, and existentialism. I now wish to conduct an analysis of the piece and describe how these elements apply. I intend, however, to show how the film predominantly relies upon the expressionistic and absurdist structures. Here's why.Expressionism: In a way, the film seems to mourn over the <more>
loss of spirituality. By 'spirituality,' I mean the essence of comfort and balancein a word, "home." As the expressionistic structure suggests, the art we create ought to include characters that try and reclaim their homes of comfort by recognizing the world as imbalanced. Only with this recognition can we then seek and desire to reclaim balance, and thus our homes of comfort. As applied to the film, Babe's home of comfort is upset when he accidentally falls down the rabbit hole i.e. well . Consequently, he indirectly compromises the life of his owner and severely bed-rids him. With the bank's hefty demands and the farmer's wife unable to pay the farm-land debt, she takes Babe away from his spirituality and embarks upon a mission with him into the city. Her overarching objective: to reclaim enough money to sustain and preserve the farm. Babe's overarching objective: to reclaim his spiritualityhis home. Both characters need each other to fulfill the other's objective, thus suggesting our need to serve and love others. Upon entering the big city, Babe recognizes a dramatic change in his environment. It's a strange place, and this leads us now to analyze the absurdist qualities the film possesses. Absurdism: The absurdist structure seeks to purposefully defamiliarize the audience to that which they have become familiarized with. Its purpose is to help people not take life for granted, but to recognize just how truly amazing and wonderful this life is; not to forget show how profoundly strange it is too. As applied to the film, Babe becomes unfamiliar with his environment upon entering the new, strange city. There is a sense of uneasiness he feels as his lonesome eyes scan the city from a birds-eye-view looking out an open window. As he looks, the film literally begs the question within Babe's soul: "What kind of establishment is this?" The filmmakers, too, seem to ask the audience the same question s in reference to earth-life. Questions like: What kind of place is this? What is reality? Why are we here and where are we going? Like Babe, we are all foreign pilgrims traveling through an unfamiliar world as we desperately try and familiarize ourselves with our surroundings. Also like Babe, we are all searching for the cure to our spiritual homesickness. We find this cure by developing an expressionistic desire to restore our fallen, imbalanced lives, but only after we have recognized just how absurd our imbalanced lives really are. There are some individuals who never become enlightened to this. They are not consciously aware of life's absurdity, and so view their lives as balanced and in no need of curing. Consequently, their souls hunger on a very deep subconscious level for spiritual reconciliation because they are unable to acquire absurdist-like glasses, and therefore do not rigorously question life as something that ought to be deeply questioned. Existentialism: Life for an existentialist only gains genuine and authentic meaning by one's active level of participation in the life process. The meaning that we find in life is ours to create; it's as if it floats out in the ether just waiting for us to reach out and grabbut it cannot be dictated and made somehow objective by authorities/institutions. It also is a structure that causes people to ask the "why" questions of life. In the film, Babe is chased down by a pack of ravenous dogs that try and violently hurt him. Upon seeing the destruction they create, Babe humbly asks, "Why?" This question is profoundly existential and it seems to ask the audience why we live in such a bleak and violent world filled with hateful beings. Along the same line, the film seems to presuppose that there's something wrong with the world that Babe/we live in, and it's up to us to fix it. To fix our world, we're going to need high moral principles. The film teaches us to live with high moral principles when Babe is shown saving the life of his enemy drowning in a river. Babe: Pig in the City is a wonderfully charming yet also thought-provoking tale that can entertain both child and philosopher. At its core is a sweet, ingenuous pig that possesses the type of morale that every human being ought to possess too. In this sense, the film seeks to uplift people, helping them to live as Babe does. Though it may appear that he possesses an inferior and weak personality, the filmmakers suggest that it is only those who humbly exempt themselves from the limelight who are exalted in the end. The story of Babe does just that.
Possibly Better Than the Original (by evanston_dad)
This film was considered to be a bomb, especially given the surprise success of the original. But I actually liked it quite a lot, and dare I say it might even be better than the first one? "Babe: Pig in the City" takes a more adventurous approach, and the film comes off almost like an art-house movie for kids. It's darker in a way that I liked, with more emphasis put on morals and consequences than on the novelty of realistically talking animals.It received an Academy Award nomination for its song, "That'll Do."Don't let bad word of mouth keep you away from <more>
I don't think it is as good as the original, but it is actually one of the better sequels to anything I've seen. (by TheLittleSongbird)
The original is a beautiful, heart-warming film, that enchanted me when I was little and still enchants me now. While slightly inferior, the sequel Babe:Pig in the City is very entertaining but noticeably darker, with some suitably heart-warming moments and really stunning visual design and cinematography some of the best of its year actually for me . Yes, it's not perfect, but it is one of the better sequels to anything I've seen. The main merit would have to be the animals, the adorable Babe, the chimpanzees, the singing cats and my favourite the mice who stole every scene they were <more>
in. I also really liked Ferdinand, but if anything I wish he was in more of the film. The lip movements are excellent, and the animals are well voiced by the likes of EG.Daily, Miriam Margoyles, Hugo Heaving and James Cosmo. However, the human characters weren't quite as impressive- Mickey Roony is given very little to do and James Cromwell doesn't quite have the warmth he brought to the first film. The most impressive was Magda Szubanski, and some of the most priceless scenes of the film was with her. I liked the story, and the script in general, but what I liked most aside from the animals was the music, with Organ Symphony, Il Trovatore there was a time when I didn't like the Anvil Chorus very much, but it's growing on me and Non Je Ne Regrette Rien, where can you go wrong? Overall, not terrific, but very enjoyable. 8/10 Bethany Cox
The first "Babe" was a touching fable, similar enough to other children's animal stories that everyone could feel comfortable with enjoying the adventure. This story is different, both in tone and in plotline.If this story had been told with human, rather than animal characters, it would be considered a 'film noir' entry. As such, perhaps it is a rare example of 'animal noir,' a genre with only a handful of examples. "The Painted Hills" might count, seeing as it is a crime-revenge flick starring Lassie. My childhood recollection of Abe Levitow's <more>
"Gay Purr-ee" places it as a possibility, what with its criminal group of sewer-dwelling cats and the plotline involving selling the heroine through the auspices of a Parisian cathouse...The main reason such films are rarely made is that few producers want to risk money on disturbing, unpleasant, grotesque stories intended for young people. Can't blame them, though frankly kids can stand that sort of thing much better than we presume. The really disturbing material tends to be misunderstood adult stuff.