PEANUTSIt feels like it’s been quite a while! Hello there!

There has been a lot going on, such as Christmas and New Year (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!) so it feels like it’s been a long time since there have been any films released that my 5-year-old son wanted to see.  However, we did go and see Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie on the 13th December (that was last year!).  It’s been three weeks, I know, but as there isn’t really anything to say about it other than it’s a Charlie Brown and Snoopy movie and as you would expect, nothing is new and nothing has changed which, for some will be great but for others (like me) a bit dull, I haven’t been motivated to write about it.  It wasn’t great enough for us to get excited about and it wasn’t bad enough that we had to tell people about it either.  I know Peanuts is a classic and it shouldn’t be changed but it makes me wonder if it should have been made into a film… (the box office says it should have as it smashed the estimated figures)

My 5-year-old, did enjoyed it but he wasn’t excited about it.  He got fidgety half way through and so did I. Maybe the slower pace just doesn’t cut it anymore to keep us entertained?  Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t bad, we weren’t looking to leave half way through but well there just isn’t much to say about it. It’s a typical Charlie Brown plot line – this time Charlie brown struggles with feelings of inadequacy whilst dealing with a crush on the little red haired girl who has moved in next door. He decides to do this by taking on a number of new activities all with the help from his best friend Snoopy who, after finding a typewriter in a dumpster writes the next part in his alter ego’s story – an aerial mission to get the girl whilst in combat with the Red Baron.

It’s a nice story and great for little ones as there are no jump in the seat moments but also not much pull on the emotions either.  It’s just, well, nice. Which is what Charlie Brown and Snoopy is all about.  Themes to talk about around trying your best and never giving up come up for conversation but there wasn’t anything that my 5-year-old wanted to ask when we came out of the film.

If you’re a Peanuts fan, then go see it and bring back some childhood memories but if not then this might be one to hold off on until it’s out on rental…..