Snoopy and Charlie Brown brings back fond memories so I was delighted when I was given the opportunity to share the joys of these characters with my son Ramsey.
The Peanuts gang make their feature film debut in Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, and we were asked to give our verdict.
The first thing I was loved was how this film was safe to share with children. There were no dire warnings of foul language, sex or violence on the back. It made me realise how rare it is these days to share a film with kids without checking and double-checking it is OK for them to watch.
In Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved Peanuts gang appear in the feature film as they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation.
The plot like so many Charlie Brown stories appears light but has deep meaning. Charlie falls for a little girl and is too scared to approach he or to tell her how he feels. I guess plenty of us have experienced exactly that sort of anxiety when someone takes our heart.
He tries to impress and seems doomed to always end up with egg on his face or jelly on his dance shoes. I really felt for him and hoped against hope that it would all come right for him in the end.
According to the creators, “The Peanuts Movie will prove that every underdog has his day”.
Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest, while his best pal, the lovable beagle Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. I felt the Snoopy plot did not really add much to what was already a powerful story of apparently unrequited love. Ramsey agreed with me that he was more engaged by the story of Charlie Brown.
I loved remembering the diverse set of characters in Charlie Brown and it made me want to read and watch more. Underdog or no underdog, Charlie Brown has stood the test of time.
“It’s a good film and I would recommend it” he commented.
SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE IS OUT NOW ON DIGITAL HD™ & ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD FROM 30th MAY, COURTESY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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