Life always seems complicated for good ol’ Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on another epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a World War I flying ace, the lovable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi (Kristin Chenoweth). The Peanuts Movie is a fun and exciting journey for a family members, which is expressed in this review.
This film was filled with “feel good” moments. My four year old was slap happy by the end of the movie with all of the silent comedy from Snoopy. Charlie Brown is faced with the challenge of introducing himself to the new girl on the block. He makes multiple attempts backed up by his furry feline friend but had been unable to introduce himself. As he is faced with this disappointment the entire Peanuts gang rallies around him to help him out with the exception of, yup you guessed it, Lucy. Having grown up with the Peanuts gang I was pleasantly surprised at the originality of the movie while incorporating new 3D graphics and animations.
The movie ends with a good note from Charlie Brown that even though you get knocked down a few times get back up and you’ll have success. Charlie Brown finds this success in his book report that he was teamed up with the cute little red haired girl to do, he figured he’d do it while she was out of town and have it done by the time she came back. He chose the hardest book, War in Peace, because of an error that the entire school believed he was awarded 100% on a test, when actually it was switched with the girl that has a crush on him, Peppermint Patty. Chuck came around and told everyone the truth and the cute little red haired girl loved him for it acknowledging his big heart that we have all loved from the beginning. I would recommend seeing this movie whether you are with family, friends or alone it is sure to pick you up and give more determination to try harder and achieve goals!
The Peanuts Movie
Jake Grunwald - 86%
Corey Staheli - 87%