Heartwarming. Fun. Mischievous. “Peter Rabbit” surely made a Saturday morning trip to the movies enjoyable. James Corden is gold as the voice of the beloved rabbit and with his already animated personality he pulled off the hi-jinks that Peter Rabbit gets into effortlessly.
In the movie, Peter and his family have been driven from their goldmine of a farm from the cantankerous Mr. McGregor -- who has no love for rabbits. Or any animal who enters his plush landscape. But Peter and company will not be deterred. Time and time again, they continue to enter the gates to swipe food for themselves.
We get some great scenes of the rabbits and the rest of their animal friends ransacking the garden for their own personal use. But a shift happens during the movie when a new farm owner comes to town and makes it his mission to stop Peter and his crew once and for all.
If you think this combination of a live and computer generated portrayal of Peter Rabbit would lose a bit of its luster, you’re sorely mistaken. The human/animal interactions are just as much enjoyable as they would be in an animated format.
You’ll not regret taking your kids to see this movie. Or even if you want a fun date night without the kids, I think you’ll find it delightful still.