peter rabbit 2

★★★

director: will gluck (peter rabbit)

starring: james corden, domhall gleeson, rose byrne and margot robbie

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

Thomas and Bea are now married and living with Peter and his rabbit family. Bored of life in the garden, Peter goes to the big city, where he meets shady characters and ends up creating chaos for the whole family.

Due to the outbreak of the Covid pandemic Peter Rabbit 2 was one of the first films to dramatically shift its release date which, even though it seems like a lifetime ago, was only around this time last year. But for all the Peter Rabbit fans and parents longing for something to entertain their kids this Easter holiday - it has been worth the wait! Peter Rabbit 2 will thoroughly entertain children and parents alike with a fun and colourful adventure for all to behold. 

 

Despite his efforts, Peter can't seem to shake his reputation for mischief among the other rabbits. Once he adventures out of the garden Peter finds himself in a world where mischief is appreciated, but soon his family come to bring him home.

 

After the surprise global box office hit of Peter Rabbit in 2018 it was a foregone conclusion that there would be a sequel. And while the film doesn’t reach the heights of a film like Paddington or its sequel, Peter Rabbit 2 has a layered story that is not only engaging and entertaining but filled with little nods and winks for the adults as well. 

 

There are some truly funny moments in the film, usually around some clumsy slapstick capper between Domhnall Gleeson’s Thomas and Peter Rabbit himself and the CGI animals all look spectacularly real. It's warm, cuddly and it will even have adults chuckling away to themselves in a few places too. 

 

In some ways it doesn’t matter that much what I think of the film, but how the little people found it. We took two of our nephews (aged seven and four) and they LOVED it sitting on the edge of their seats in the getaway action scenes and howling with laughter in the slapstick and other comedic moments. Another important thing to note is that neither of them found it at all scary either.  

 

Peter Rabbit 2 will thoroughly entertain children and parents alike with a fun and colourful adventure for all to behold. 

★★★

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