SNOOPY & CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (2015) Review
Directed by Steve Martino
Based on Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts, the film which took 8 years in the making is a worthy full-feature film of beloved story and characters. Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie is surprisingly two movies in one. While Charlie Brown and Snoopy go through their everyday life trying to be better, Snoopy also has a little adventure of his own.
Charlie Brown often fails at almost anything, but with the help of his ever trusted friend, Snoopy, everything just seems okay. But a new girl arrives in their neighborhood, also being their new classmate, Charlie Brown looks to be arrowed by Cupid. Determined to make his life anew and to impress the Little Red-Haired Girl, he with the help of Snoopy and their friends push Charlie Brown to his limits, even to unknowingly surprising abilities he can’t imagine.
Sweet, warm and funny. The Peanuts Movie is the ideal film for the whole family. It packs the right amount of humor and values the kids should be looking up to. The adventures, the friendships, the love interests, even though it is an animated film, it all resembles a reflection of what the kids used to be. The fun of playing outdoors, the conversations without phones and making friends in the simplest and purest way.
The simple story makes the film easy to follow but some of it felt prolonged, especially Snoopy’s sequences. Though most of the film is fun and enjoyable, it could make something more out of it. But the intentions are pure, the film captures the essence of childhood and it makes the kid in you happy and warm inside.
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie” opens January 8, 2016 in Philippine cinemas nationwide, also available in 3D. Rated G by the MTRCB.