Movie: The Peanuts Movie
Rating: G, 1 hour 32 minutes
In a Nutshell: How wonderful that a whole new generation is being introduced to the lovable Peanuts. Hollywood did this one right: they kept the message clean and pure, just as Charles Schultz would have liked it.
I suspect parents who grew up with the Peanuts will enjoy this more than their kids. This is a classic, simple love story and underdog tale. While it doesn’t really offer anything new or fresh, it feels like a nostalgic visit with an old friend and plays like a “Best of Peanuts” film.
· You’re as young as your imagination will allow you to be.
· Be kind to others. We are all fighting our own battles.
· Never give up.
Things I liked:
· Meagan Trainer’s cute song Better When I'm Dancin' is adorable and catchy. You’ll leave the theater dancing.
· Snoopy’s timeline is adorable.
· Cute Charlie Brown balloons at the school assembly. I’ll bet you can buy them on Amazon soon.
· When I was in high school, I played the little red-haired girl. Nope, no lines. I just sat there on the stage while Charlie Brown did all the work. I pretended to pick my nose and eat my boogers …and stole the scene. Ha ha
· Linus plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata , which my mother used to play on the piano while I was growing up.
· Fans of Minions will get a kick out of the overly dramatic Snoopy and the sounds he makes.
· Keep watching during the closing credits.
Things I didn’t like:
· It’s so true to its source material that it feels unimaginative. We’ve seen it before.
· Paying extra for 3D is not necessary.
· Some children who are used to sophisticated animation nowadays may think the simple animation design of the peanuts is too…simple.
· It’s weird that so many of the Peanuts characters are balding as young children, right?
· There aren’t very many really funny lines.
· “Is there an emoji for good grief?” – Charlie Brown
· “Can a brother and sister get a divorce?” – Sally (Charlie Brown’s sister). She kind of reminds me of Lisa from the The Simpsons Movie .
Tips for Parents:
· The language gets as bad as “Rats!” and “Good Grief!” How refreshing.
It's sweet and innocent.
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