Peter Rabbit and his family and friends are all back for Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Things have settled down in McGregor’s garden since the events of the first movie, but changes are on the horizon. But it seems Peter is still up to mischief or is he? Sony Pictures Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is out in theaters now. Here is my spoiler-free movie review!
My Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Movie Review
Who knew a CGI rabbit could be so funny, cute, and self-aware at the same time. Haha! But Peter, voiced by James Corden, in Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is. The movie actually surprised me. It is a mashup between a heist movie, romantic comedy, and a child’s book. The CGI in the movie is beautiful and so life-like. I actually wish I had seen it on the big screen because I feel it would have looked even better. The story is simple but has good lessons to be learned. Such as learning who you are and just being yourself. As well as learning to stand up for yourself and your ideas.
Also, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway at points actually makes fun of itself. Which is the funniest part of the whole movie. (I love movies that don’t take themselves seriously.) As for the actors, James Corden does a fantastic job voicing Peter and Domhnall Gleeson is hilarious as Thomas McGregor. (His boxing match with David Oyelowo had me rolling with laughter.)
It’s does have some downsides though
Now, there are some downsides to the movie. A lot of the jokes that are made in the movie kids might not understand. Good for us adults because it keeps us entertained and gives us a laugh, but it’s bad for kids since it can cause them to lose attention to the movie. (Impressive CGI animals don’t keep kid’s attention as they used to since CGI is the normal now.) Another downside is the movie is a tad bit slow, but then packs everything into the end. Which again can cause some kids to lose interest. But how would I rate Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway?
While my 5-year-old wasn’t 100% entertained by Peter Rabbit 2 my 3-year-old and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The CGI animals are beautiful and life-like, the story is cute, and the movie is funny. I think Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is a great sequel and I give it a solid B. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway also stars Rose Byrne, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runway does contain some rude humor and action. Because of this, it is rated PG, but don’t be surprised if your kid doesn’t find the movie entertaining. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is a great movie for really young kids, older kids, and adults. For some kids, the movie might not hold their attention because they don’t get the jokes. (This was my 5-year-old.) Most of the jokes are for adults or older kids. On the flip side, very young kids may find the movie entertaining because of the animated animals. (This was my 3-year-old.) But, a good rule of thumb is if your kids enjoyed the first Peter Rabbit then they should enjoy Peter Rabbit 2.
In PETER RABBIT™ 2: THE RUNAWAY, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.