The new Peanuts movie was released on Friday, November 6th in theatres. The movie was exciting, cute, and overall brilliant. The movie follows a love smitten Charlie Brown with the new red haired girl across the street. The film shows Charlie’s struggle to impress this girl and build up the confidence to talk to her. The rated G movie is about an hour and a half in length.
The characters were lively and very close to the beloved characters in the older movies and the comics. The movie was very cute and had me smiling the whole time, and had all the children in the theatre screaming with laughter. Even some of the parents were laughing! For the parents, it was a nice and cozy familiar motion picture for the child inside of every adult that grew up with Charlie Brown and his classmates.
The film had great overall messages about the importance of compassion, kindness, bravery, and honesty. Throughout the movie, Charlie Brown’s compassion and kindness for his sister, and his bravery in performing in the talent show, and his honesty about accidentally putting his name on someone else’s test, helps him to impress the little red haired girl.
The Peanuts Movie is a perfect fit for parents who grew up with the beloved Charlie Brown characters or with children who enjoy fun, silly, and warm hearted characters.
Nick Schager from The Playlist said it was a “successful bridge between the old and the new…” The Peanuts movie was a new 21st century edition of the old comics and movies that brought the charming, beloved characters to life.
Out of over 1,000 people a poll on IMDb.com gave the movie an 8.1 out of 10 stars. Peanuts filled my heart with love for the hilarious, diverse characters and made me laugh at the classic clumsiness of Charlie Brown.
The directors added in bits and pieces of the old look to the new movies so the audience can reminisce even more about their childhood. The movie manages to maintain the spirit of the characters and even just the concepts of Charlie Brown and friends. Overall, it was simple but adorable, and a renewed classic that filled the hearts of the audience with warmth and love of Charlie Brown.
Caitlyn Tsukamoto, Staff Reporter