Movie Review – ‘Peter Rabbit 2’

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

Well, this is my first movie to see at the cinema in 2021! Amazing!

‘Peter Rabbit 2’ is one of the films that was meant to come out in 2020 but got delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully the film got released at cinema in May this year and after having had my first Covid vaccine, my parents andI decided to have our first cinema trip and enjoy this film.

It’s been a while since my parents and I have been to the cinema. The last time we saw a film on the big screen was ‘The Call of the Wild’ back in March 2020. I’m glad our first film to go back on at the cinema was ‘Peter Rabbit 2’. We looked forward to seeing this film since the first ‘Peter Rabbit’ film.

The cinema trip was pleasant enough and it went smoothly despite some restrictions in place at the cinema. I don’t know if I’ll be going to the cinema again very soon, but I’m glad my parents and I took our first step into venturing at a cinema again. Still, please keep safe during the times we’re in.

So what did I think of ‘Peter Rabbit 2’? I found it very good. Even better than the first ‘Peter Rabbit’ film, I think. It’s a shame this was released in the summer instead of Easter time, but I’m still glad the film came out when it did. I even found myself laughing at comedic moments featured in the film. 😀

The film sees James Corden returning to voice Peter Rabbit. He’s joined by Rose Byrne back as Bea who marries Domhnall Gleeson back as Thomas McGregor at the film’s beginning. There’s Margot Robbie back to voice Flopsy, Elizabeth Debicki back as Mopsy and Colin Moody back as Benjamin. 😀

Sadly, Daisy Ridley didn’t return to voice Cottontail as she is now being voiced by Aimee Horne. It’s a shame as I liked Daisy’s performance as Cottontail in the first film as well as Rey in the ‘Star Wars’ movies. 😀 Aimee Horne does a nice job voicing Cottontail though, matching Daisy’s voice somewhat.

I must say, I found it funny when Cottontail ate too many jelly beans, getting a high sugar level and ends up sleeping. That’s what too much sugar can do. Maybe it’s best that this film wasn’t shown at Easter time. 😀 It was also very funny to watch Thomas rolling down a hill and going out of control. 🙂

The story finds Peter Rabbit feeling unappreciated when he’s considered to be a bad penny as well as a mischief maker. Venturing in the world of Gloucester, Peter finds himself amongst a group of animals where mischief is appreciated. But will he choose his family over being a mischief maker? 😐

The film also features David Oyelowo playing Nigel Basil-Jones, who tries to help Bea publish her books about Peter Rabbit and her friends, but not in the way she wants to. I did enjoy the subtle tongue-in-cheek references where the characters became self-aware about the film they were in. 😀

I’m surprised they didn’t break the fourth wall like Deadpool would do in his films. I’m also convinced Thomas McGregor’s name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to Ewan McGregor who played the love interest in the ‘Miss Potter’ film with Renée Zellweger. It could be a coincidence of course. 🙂

The film features Barnabas, an old rabbit voiced by Lennie James who claims to know Peter Rabbit’s father. Barnabas has a gang, which includes Tom Kitten (voiced by Damon Herriman); Mittens – from Beatrix Potter’s books (voiced by…Hayley Atwell 🙂 ) and Samuel Whiskers (voiced by Rupert Degas).

There’s the return of other animal characters like Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle the hedgehog (voiced by Sia), Jemima Puddle-Duck (voiced by Rose Byrne), Mr. Jeremy Fisher the frog (voiced by Domhnall Gleeson), Tommy Brock the badger (voiced by Sam Neill), Pigling Bland the pig (voiced by Ewen Leslie), Felix D’eer the deer (voiced by Christian Gazal) and Busker K. Bushy, Esq the fox (voiced by Tim Minchin). It was nice to see these characters back in ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ and have more screen time.

So overall, ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ was a worthwhile cinema experience to enjoy. I’m glad the return to cinema for my parents and me was ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ on the big screen. We’d been looking forward to seeing it and it was worthwhile. Now we’ve seen it, I would like to see ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ again soon. 🙂

I’ve already pre-ordered the Blu-ray of ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ on Amazon.co.uk. 😀

Thanks for reading!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.