You know, live action kids movies just aren't what they used to be. "The Haunted Mansion" was okay and "Nacho Libre" was a amazing, but a great many of them are pretty bad. That said, "Babe" is the best live action kids movie to date. It was smart, funny, heartwarming, everything a kids movie should be. It remains one of my all time favorites.
Let me start of by saying that I love pigs. They're one of my favorite animals. Babe is no exception. Christine Cavanaugh did a great job as the lovable Babe, portraying the perfect amount of innocence and farm ignorance. Her performance was probably the best voice acting performance I've seen in a VERY long time. James Cromwell also did a fantastic job as Farmer Hoggett, despite few lines in the movie. In fact, I think the whole cast did a really good job.
This movie can also be really funny at times. Ferdinand the Duck was incredibly funny, for a children's film. Usually, I don't laugh once at kids films, but this one was actually pretty funny at times.
The script was really fantastic too. This movie is known for having one of the best script of any children's movie, and the title is rightly deserved. If you haven;t seen it, it's basically the exact opposite of "Battlefield: Earth"
What makes this movie so amazing is the emotion. It is by far the most emotional kids movie I have ever seen. There are so many heartwarming scenes in this one, as well as a few sad ones. It really angers me that people say that "The Gameplan" (Which I HATED) has a lot of heart when this movie has 12 times as much.
The characters were really likeable too. Babe, a newcomer to farm animal society, is one of the most likeable characters in movie history. He loves everyone and everything, and is always trying to help out, even if he is not always wanted. Farmer Hoggett was also very likeable.
Because of this movie, I don;t eat bacon, pork or ham. If you haven;t seen it, I highly recommend it. This is like the "Toy Story" of live action kids films. You'll be rooting for Babe all the way!