Peter Rabbit (2018) – Movie Review

Peter Rabbit is a live-action animated comedy film co-written and directed by Will Gluck. The film is based on the stories and character of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter.

The film sets in England’s Lake District, where Peter Rabbit (voiced by James Corden) is living with his triplet sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail, and his cousin brother Benjamin. A kind woman named Bea (Rose Byrne) living nearby has made a friendly relationship with rabbits and is looking after them. Every day, due to their naughty and playful nature, rabbits used to spend their days by picking on Mr. Joe McGregor (Sam Neill), an old stubborn neighbor and stealing from his vegetable garden. But after the sudden death of Mr. Joe McGregor, the ownership of his old house goes to his nephew Mr. Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), and days for rabbits gets even worse. What follows ahead in the film is the fun ride of cat and mouse chase which happens between Thomas and Peter along with his sibling rabbits.

The film has received mixed reviews from critics and viewers. The film has so many comic moments between Rabbits and Thomas while taking a fight on each other, and those actually give needed gravity to the film. The story of the film is very simple and light-hearted, but later on, in a second half, the film gets a bit more heavy on emotional aspects, which eventually makes it slow burning. The film is beautifully shot, and visually every frame of the film is aesthetically pleasing, colorful and vibrant. The film is mainly for kids, and it does entertain kids, giving them lots of laughter moments. As an adult, going to watch this film can be funny and noisy at the same time because you’ll be surrounded by all types of kids. 😛

Verdict : A complete entertainer for family and kids. Have fun, go for it.

Rating : 3.4/5

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