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|Original title:||Peter Rabbit|
|Genre:||Children's Movie, Adventure, Comedy|
|Production country:||USA 2017|
|Running time:||Ca. 95 Min|
|Rated:||From 0 years|
The vegetable garden of old Mr. McGregor (Sam Neill) is a paradise for Peter Hase (spoken by Christoph Maria Herbst) and his friends. There are always violent confrontations with the old Kautz, who loves to kill the rabbit and other animals. But a heart attack puts an abrupt end to the arguments and the garden suddenly belongs all by itself to the animals who celebrate the death of their arch-enemy. But then, with his nephew Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), the new owner of the property appears - and what is inconceivable becomes reality: the young McGregor is much worse than the old one. Between him and Peter Hase begins a merciless war over the vegetable garden, which threatens to escalate once and for all, when Thomas begins to take an interest in his neighbour (Rose Byrne), who had so far paid all her attention to Peter&.hellip; apple pie; e e e
"Peter Hase" first conquered children's rooms in 1902. Beatrix Potter's book is one of England's most successful children's books and has experienced numerous reincarnations in book dolls or cartoon form over the course of more than a hundred years. Now director Will Gluck has brought the rabbit, which was wrongly called a rabbit in the first German translation and has kept this name, onto the screen in his first feature film adventure. As in the book, in the film Mr. McGregor and Peter Hase clash in Mr. McGregor's vegetable garden. But then the similarities actually cease to exist.
Not only that the film is quite penetrating with modern pop songs, also otherwise the story was adapted to the supposed zeitgeist without consideration of losses. This means that one looks in vain for conventional charm here. The whole thing is loud, fast and rough. With a lot of brute humour in the "Kevin alone at home" style, man and rabbit are engaged in a small war, in which heavy guns are sometimes fired like electric shocks. This is of course so exaggerated that this duel degenerates into pure slapstick. It's not original, but the target audience seems to like it, which is confirmed by many loud laughs from the children present at the press presentation.
Although I think it's a pity that the makers here didn't have a timeless children's film in mind, but rather delivered an extremely conventional work, which now really tick off every point on the checklist for current children's films and doesn't add any impulses of its own. Yes, the long ears are really cute animated and a few good laughs are also present. But in contrast to the original book, this little film will not survive a single generation, but will fall into oblivion in the midst of the masses of much too similar works of art. And that's just too bad, given the popularity of the book, isn't it? For children from the age of 6, this is certainly fun and entertaining. But a really good children's movie looks different - and that's why there's only a limited number of them: Worth seeing!
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