The Peanuts Movie – Review
I’ve been a fan of Peanuts and Snoopy since childhood. I’ve just always thought the movies and shows were so cute and depicted the minds of kids quite well. I have this movie on Amazon and my toddler has watched it a few times. It’s a very colorful movie (especially various shades of blue) and the children who voiced the characters did a great job, and sounded like the earlier casts.
The storyline is one that was used a few times in the past. In fact, almost the entire movie included something that was used in previous Peanuts shows. The little red haired girl that Charlie Brown has an instant crush on. She moves into the house directly across from him, and is also in his class at school. He makes repeated attempts at getting her attention in hopes that she would like him, too.
One of the things that stood out the most to me about this movie was the relationship between Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy. In previous films, Snoopy would often do something silly or out of place, and Charlie Brown would make the comment, “Why can’t I have a normal dog like everyone else?!” and would frown at what Snoopy was doing. In this movie, it’s very different. When Charlie Brown would catch Snoopy doing something (like taking all of the cup cakes and eating them) he would just smile and say “Good grief” but in a light-hearted way. I thought that was nice, for a change.
Some characters had more roles than others. Actually, only about half of the characters had any significant roles. Regardless, the movie was well scripted and high quality. I’d say it’s definitely a great family movie; one I enjoy watching with my child. I’d like to see remakes of the old Peanuts films.
Two thumbs up. I recommend this movie. ^_^