A cute family movie for everyone, especially those who remember Beatrix Potter fondly.
It’s so nice to get back to blogging. I’ve been posting sporadically for a while now due to how crazy busy life has been, but I have still been reading and watching movies regularly. Now I have a lot of catching up to do.
Peter Rabbit (Release Date: February 2018)
Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.
Director: Will Gluck
Rating/ Runtime: PG 1hr 35
You’d be hard pressed to find an adult who doesn’t remember reading the beloved Peter Rabbit books by Beatrix Potter. I myself, had a beautiful box set when I was a kid and I loved them. I wish I still had them so I could share them with my daughter but like all my other childhood favourites, they got passed down to my siblings and then who knows. She only knows Peter Rabbit by the animated series on TV so I will have to remedy that asap.
So feeling a little nostalgic, I settled in to watch the latest adaptation with my little one. It’s safe to say that I enjoyed it more as she grew bored with it pretty quickly. Her excuse? Their voices were different lol. I however, found it charming and enjoyed the modern twist to the story. That being that the farmer passes away and his anal retentive nephew travels from London to take his place. Reluctantly I might add, and hijinx soon ensue as Peter and company go to war with the new “farmer”.
Overall, I found this film cute and would definitely recommend it as a good family film. It’s not perfect but it’s enjoyable.