Babe: Pig in the City : 5 of 5
I'm quite late to the whole Babe saga, since I didn't rent the original movie until many years after it's theatrical release. I guess I'm caught up now, because I've seen the sequel and absolutely loved it. At first I was sure this would be completely inferior to the original, but it's almost as good, even thought it's such a different movie. Of course, the characters are there, the narration and the singing mouse transitions are there, but the plot is just far and beyond the first movie, taking place in the mythical "city" (some of the most amazing shots are of this metropolis, whose skyline includes the major landmarks of every large city in the world!). The movie is just so surreal that it feels like an art film, even though you're watching a talking pig, cigar-smoking chimps, and a dog whose back legs are strapped to a wheelchair device (among other memorable characters). The use of music is fantastic, and does so much for drawing emotion out of the viewer. I was totally happy in this bizarre world and every minute was an adventure.