Title: Peter Rabbit
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne
Runtime: 1 hr 35 mins
What It Is: When old Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill) passes away his one of his relatives also named Mr. McGregor (Gleeson) moves in. His neighbor Bea (Byrne) is a rather attractive woman, who loves painting just as much as she loves the rabbits that run along the properties. The leader of these rabbits is the mischievous Peter (Corden) who loves the attention Bea gives him. In order to win her back, he’ll do whatever he has to eliminate this threat. But like in the cutest way possible because he’s still a fluffy bunny.
What We Think: I’ll be honest in that I found this a wonderful surprise. Corden as the titular rabbit is kinda funny but it’s the charm of Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne that make this a winner. All the other rabbit voices, though voiced by talented actors and actresses are irrelevant in almost every way. Our hero is well-animated and everything looks up to par for 2018. I loved the slapstick elements those wrought some of the best comedic moments. Most of the visual gags were pretty funny as well.
Our Grade: B-, Its nowhere near the best-animated film of 2018 but its a fantastic film within the bubble. Families will enjoy the fairly harmless fun while children will love the bunnies ridiculousness and probably the pop music within the soundtrack. I’m going to recommend this film. I did not see that coming, not by a long shot when I first saw the initial trailer. Bring the children, bring the grandparents bring everyone it’s a good time. There’s not enough of a profit here to warrant a sequel. Not like a film in a similar Paddington which was a little bit more of everything then this film. More charming, more heartfelt and better told.