Post by Stephen DeMay
In both Babe and BPITC a running narrative spoken by Roscoe Lee Brown adds strength to the story with poetic but insightful observation that elevate the story to a metaphysical level. Unfortunately so much of BPITC is bizarre... bordering on grotesque farce Ihad a tough time with large chunks of the story.
Babe, without the help of Cromwell, has one hell of a time battling horrible humans. The focus here is away from farm animals and on to the poor unwanteds of the urban landscape. One very long sequence is the finest example of the misery of the abandoned and human indifference to homeless animals in all of film and for thisBPITC is well worth watching. 8/10 which way homes ?
I vastly under - rated this sequel to Babe. The time at the hotel is the most perfectly realized piece of cinema I've ever seen.
Characters in the film are frequently as odd looking as the fairy tale style scenery. The look, style and emotional impact of the story goes beyond fantasy to the dream - like subconscious level.
Narration, both in the incisive description of events and sonorous tone of Roscoe Lee Brown, is iron fist in a velvet glove effective.
Story : Babe causes a catastrophe then has to save the farm. Winds up saving urban animals from humanity's hell that befalls them as well.
The party scene is too mad cap for my tastes that keeps it from being a 10/10 as is 9+/10 unique and wonderfuls