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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The first Peter Rabbit films wasn’t my favourite.  Whilst it had a few funny moments and a decent cast, overall it was less than the sum of its parts.  Sure it passed the time but I didn’t (and still wouldn’t)  rush to see it again.  BUT with a 11 year old to entertain (who WAS a fan of the first film) we headed back to cinemas to watch this belated sequel. And guess what… I’m equally not in a rush to see it again. But Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway IS a better film, one that seems to knowingly be aware of  a lot of the original’s issues and, best of all,  isn’t afraid to mock them (James Corden’s annoying voice being one!) .  Beyond this the new cast are good (Lennie James especially) , the story is an improvement overall and it’s funny enough.  Film of the year? No.  But it’s still enjoyable none the less.

Best Bit: The robbery!

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema (Look its a streaming film for sure but support cinemas!)

If You Liked this Try: Peter Rabbit, Stuart Little, Christopher Robin, Paddington 

6 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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