Peter Rabbit

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"Who said the countryside was peaceful?"
  • PG
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.6  (48,347)
  • 51

In the movie Peter Rabbit (2018), adapted from the classic Beatrix Potter novel, follows the adventurous and mischievous Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) and his siblings who live in the countryside. They constantly steal vegetables from the garden of their neighbor, Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), who is determined to keep them out.

Soon, McGregor’s niece and heir to his estate, Bea (Rose Byrne), arrives and befriends the rabbits. She encourages them to share the garden with her and even agrees to build them their own garden patch. Peter initially resists the idea, believing that the rabbits should have free reign of any garden they want. However, when McGregor’s hostility escalates and threatens to destroy the rabbits’ peaceful existence, Peter must lead his siblings in an ultimate battle for their home.

The film is a comedy and family-adventure that skillfully blends live-action and computer animation. The voice-acting performances are great, and the characters are likable and engaging, making it an enjoyable and heart-warming movie to watch. The stunning cinematography captures the picturesque countryside setting, showcasing the beauty of the natural world and giving the film an enchanting feel.

The movie's storyline also cleverly incorporates underlying themes of family, friendship, and self-discovery. At the heart of the story is Peter's journey of discovering his purpose in life and growing from a reckless and impulsive character into a responsible and caring leader. Alongside Peter, Bea's journey of self-discovery and accepting her creative calling adds a compelling layer to the film that is relatable to older audiences.

Furthermore, the movie’s humor caters to different age groups. Younger viewers will enjoy the slapstick humor and visual gags, while older viewers will appreciate the more sophisticated humor and references to popular culture. The movie also has a great soundtrack featuring songs by Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend, Imagine Dragons, Sia, and others that add depth to the film's emotion and energy.

The film does not shy away from its traditional roots and pays homage to the classic Beatrix Potter storybook. The iconic characters such as Mr. McGregor, Peter Rabbit, and his siblings retain their original charm, and their innocence is endearing. The movie also features lesser-known characters from the storybook, such as Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, which would be exciting for fans of the classic storybook.

However, this movie adaptation did receive some backlash from fans of the original storybook. Some fans criticized the movie for being too violent and promoting bad behavior, which goes against the gentle nature of the original story. As in the movie, Peter Rabbit's siblings, and other creatures go on mischief, causing mayhem throughout the film. While some of these actions may be seen as harmless fun for kids, others could be viewed as disrespectful or careless.

In conclusion, Peter Rabbit (2018) is a delightful and entertaining movie that combines heartwarming storytelling, stunning visuals, and humor that appeals to a broad audience. The film celebrates the classic story while putting its spin on the narrative, breathing new life into the beloved characters. The creative cinematography, appealing performances from the actors, and emotional depth make it worth the watch.

Peter Rabbit is a 2018 animated movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 51.

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    6.6  (48,347)
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