Peter Rabbit

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Swanner: Peter Rabbit tells the story of Peter and his family, and how they battle old Mr. McGregor, who won’t share his garden with them. After McGregor dies, all the animals take what is theirs until Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) shows up to follow in his cousins footsteps. Peter Rabbit is a live action/animated feature of how a family of bunnies save the farm and ultimately do the right thing in the end. Rob Lieber and Director Will Gluck bring to life the story based on Beatrix Potter classic novel The Tales of Peter Rabbit.

Most of the characters in the film are animated. The rabbits, pig, birds, and other farm animals are all animated; Thomas McGregor and Bea (Rose Byrne), the main humans in this story are not. Bea is McGregor’s neighbor, who lives on the other side of his garden. Bea is a friend to the animals and most definitely a love interest to the new, younger McGregor. The voice cast consists of James Corden, Margot Robbie, Sia, Sam Neill, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley, and Ewen Leslie.

Peter Rabbit is much like Paddington in the sense that the kids in my audience were just as entertained as I was, almost like they were seeing a completely different film. With the exception of the terrible Annie, Director Gluck really knows how to entertain an audience with his Easy A and Fired Up!. The script is fun and funny with James Corden’s signature comedy being added to take full benefit of his talent. The good thing is they didn’t set the film during Easter so the film can be watched at any time of the year when you’re looking for something funny and sweet.

Swanner: 3 stars

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