After multiple delays in releasing the sequel, the animated series that is based on Beatrix Potter stories returns for more adventure in Peter Rabbit 2. In short, it’s another animated flick about everyone’s most favorite rabbit.
Peter Rabbit 2 (2021) Film Review
Getting up to silly shenanigans is something Peter (voiced by James Corden) is doing less of. He and the young Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) reach a kind of tenuous understanding just in time for he and Bea (Rose Bryne) to marry. Still, on occasion, Peter does dream of his old tricks all while trying to impress Thomas. You see, he’s changed, even if this means protecting Thomas’ prized tomatoes.
But things change when Bea’s books catches the attention of a shiny publisher and Peter observes everyone makes him the story villain. Feeling misunderstood, even by his cousin Benjamin (Colin Moody) and sisters (voiced by Margot Robbie, Aimee Horne, Elizabeth Debicki), Peter decides to strike out on his own. A choice that may end up causing more trouble than even Peter intends!
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I know it may be a little strange that I watch animated movies, but sometimes, they’re all that makes me smile. The first Peter Rabbit flick does just this, so naturally, I kind of had to see its sequel. The bunny rabbits are still as cute as ever, and it’s nice, even though it’s mostly vocal talent, that most everyone returns. The only difference is Daisy Ridley doesn’t return as Cotton-Tail. Speaking of Cotton-Tail, her discovery of jelly beans is hilarious. Hayley Atwell and Sia also voice characters and David Oyelowo co-stars.
There’s lots of additional adventure and lessons, as is usually always true of any film, that everyone learns. Some realize the importance of family and others realize that they misjudge. There’s sweet moments in these lessons, though best of all, we get to see more of this group which never ceases to make us smile.
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Content: There is one or two instances of crude humor, and possibly a “scary” implication or two. This when all of Peter’s friends are under dangerous threats. But it’s nothing terrible. The film is PG.
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