CAST & CREW
The Peanuts Movie would take the parents down memory lane. It has all the simple elements of Schulz’s comic strips. And that’s what works for this movie.
The movie starts with a group enjoying a snowfall. Then we are acquainted with the known characters Snoopy, Linus, Sally and Lucy. The movie happens during the period of a scholastic year. Charlie Brown does his best to win the love of the little red-haired girl ( Francesca Capaldi). But he is very timid in expressing his love. Then there are the other interesting elements in the movie.
This movie is a production venture of the banner that produced the Ice-Age movies. Here, the filmmaker should be applauded for maintaining the appearance of the characters. This movie has, of course, animation in the form of CGI, but it has similarity to the original movies and television shows.
We have seen innumerable Peanut specials starting from 1965 with The Charlie Brown Christmas being the first one. Some were close to our hearts while some could have been better. But the similarity between all of them is that they were taken in 2d cel animation. The earlier ones seemed to be complacent with the 2d cel animation, but now the question is whether this 3d animation of director Steve Martino works well. And the answer is in the affirmative. The parents who watched the earlier ones would enjoy this movie to a great extent.
1. The feel-good element in the movie will appeal to the audience.
2. The 3d animations are commendable.
3. The song Better When I’m Dancin is peppy, and it will surely make you shake your legs.
What’s not there?
1. There is a dearth of imagination in this movie.
2. The fun elements could have been more.
The movie just seems to be a tribute to Charlie Brown and his buddies but lacks imagination. Parents of a certain period will enjoy this movie.
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