One thing I learned from being a Movie Blogger aside from not giving out spoilers (which is a the ultimate rule!) is to not judge a film by its trailer or poster.
I have proved this a lot of times and it’s the same with what I feel for “We Bought A Zoo” when I first saw its trailer. Though I predicted already that this could be a family drama but I never realized how outstanding this film was when I saw it during its press screening last January 12 at the Powerplant Cinema 2.
What I love about this movie is the right amount of humor and drama and the natural acting of all the cast. Matt Damon, as what I keep on saying with my reviews from his previous films, delivered another awesome performance. You can really feel his emotions. Somehow, I feel he is more effective now as a dramatic actor just like what he did for “Contagion” and “Here After”. He also have a comic timing and can really make you laugh with just simple acting or how he delivered his lines.
Scarlett Johanson is also good in this movie and they clicked together with Matt Damon. Although I prefer it without the love angle because honestly, the movie is great enough because of the not-so-good father and son relationship that many can relate with. I love their argument in the movie and how I wish I can react that way to my own father.
Also, I wont be ashamed to admit that I did shed tears while watching “We Bought A Zoo”. It’s just so good that its message will really strike you straight to your heart. I specifically like the “20 seconds of insane courage” line and how they ended up the movie.
If you’ll ask me why you should watch “We Bought A Zoo”, my only answer is, “Why not?”