Sunday, January 3, 2016

Film Press Review: The Peanuts Movie!

01.03.2016 – How do you describe one of America’s iconic popular cultures in “Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie?”

If you have grown up watching those classic Charlie Brown specials you’ll have that kind of nostalgia.

It’s indescribable for some who never religiously read the comic strips in newspapers. Snoopy has been the most familiar one that you can never forget.

That white beagle is every where but not as much over exposed as you thought he’d be.

When you see it on film the first things you’ll ever get that nostalgia feel is how Charlie Brown has to go through a string of bad luck. Its part of how HE IS and every time he goes through difficult challenges along the way he never gives up and Charlie Brown as messed up as he was finds a way.

Sometimes unknowingly and unexpected all his efforts are rewarded and despite how difficult things are his loyal pooch is there for him no matter what. Like Charlie Brown, Snoopy has his own challenges in this film and all his personas are seen in full regalia. The elements what makes a Peanuts Movie for what it is and what Charles Schulz has made these characters memorable is there, and they may out lived him beyond his life time it sure won’t forget about his legacy.

Even Snoopy and Woodstock along with the rest of the ‘Snoopy Scouts’ (a group of Woodstock’s posse) original voice actor is unforgettable like their creator in Schulz, the late Bill Melendez who provided the voice via archival recordings is also here that you’ll never forget or for those who are new would ever notice.

And who would forget Mrs. Othmar one of the unseen teachers among the adults in the world of Peanuts is here with that memorable trombone sounding “wah-wah” voice. Its also part of what The Peanuts an original to its roots from the classic animations of the past. You’ve also got romance, comedy, and adventure all rolled into one that makes it memorable for the young and the young at heart.

For anyone who has seen several animations you’ll get kick out the authenticity of this latest Peanuts iteration and it appears brand new for those who have never seen or read the classic comic strips, which the new generation would truly appreciate.

It’s nostalgia for the old and fresh for the new eyes where “Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie” that makes a home run or have successfully kicked the football, but do let the credits run to the very end there still a special scene that you should never ever miss.

“Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie” heading to Philippine cinemas on January 8, 2016 from 20th Century Fox distributed locally by Warner Bros. Pictures!

RATED: 4 out of 5 Stars

NOTE: This film is screened privately in advance by invitation from 20th Century Fox Philippines. This is reviewed and rated personally to build interest about the film.

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