Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway movie review - Aussieboyreviews
WILL KIDS ENJOY THE SLAPSTICK HUMOUR IN PETER RABBIT 2 AS MUCH AS THE FIRST?
The younger children surely will, but it’s definitely just as silly and stupid as the 2018 comedy. The Runaway is just as good and just as bad as the first Peter Rabbit.
After Bea and Thomas marry, Peter Rabbit, bored of his life in the garden and unable to shake off his mischievous reputation, runs away from home and crosses paths with another rabbit who gets him into a heist.
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Lennie James, Margot Robbie, James Corden
Writer: Will Gluck, Patrick Burleigh
Release Date (Australia): 25 March 2021
Runtime: 93 minutes/1h 33m
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Country: Australia, UK
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains themes in which animal characters participate in a heist and attempt to steal food. There is also very mild threat and crude humour throughout.
There are several depictions of slapstick violence in which characters are punched, kicked and hit.
PG (for some rude humor and action)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Despite some infrequent genuine laughs, The Runaway is the Peter Rabbit sequel that’s exactly just as good and just as bad as the first tale. Kids will definitely think the slapstick humour is hilarious and it’s a very different story with amusing action, but overall it’s a lame family comedy without the same pace as the 2018 film was.
Again, the voice acting and animations are great. James Gordon, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki and Daisy Ridley all provide exciting and engaging voices suiting the rabbits well. Bea and Thomas played by Rose Byrne and Domhnall Gleeson are definitely good family movie characters as well. But it’s the presentations from the cast and mildly pleasurable adventure that are the really decent elements of Peter Rabbit 2.
Like the original, it’s a pretty silly, dumb and sometimes pesky instalment. It’s not fairly entertaining, charming or exciting either. Although it’s a decent adventure, it doesn’t at all live up to the first. So this instalment is probably better off being avoided by most adults, being viewed by young children and just left to oblivion.
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