I did not see the theme of this family film at first, but did the theme have certain connotations and would it have mattered to a Christian perspective? If I was aware of something off color thematically in it then, would have I reviewed the film differently? How would I review it now if I found myself offside with the theme in it? Would it come in as one of those films I review in the middle of the spectrum or would I give it full marks because it does not seem to matter? Back then, I was captured by the warm glow the film gave off. Here was my review, from 1996.
Just like a nursery rhyme, Australian film, “Babe”, is about a farm pig who thinks he is a sheep dog. After being won by farmer Arthur Hoggett (interesting name) at a fair, the pig Babe embarks on a journey and makes friends and enemies of a bestial nature in the process. Great entertainment, “Babe” is winner of Best Comedy at the Golden Globes this year and a box office hit.
Reviewed by Peter Veugelaers, GiveWay magazine, 1996.